Build a Better Burke-Gilman Trail NOW!

The University of Washington is applying for a TIGER 2014 grant from USDOT to improve the entire portion of the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs through campus (1.7 miles, from near University Village to near the I-5 bridge). Less roots. More safety. Better trailbed. Your voice counts! Project support is one of the criteria USDOT will consider when taking the University’s application into consideration. Make your voice heard today! Click here to add your name to the list of project supporters.
To find out more about the proposed improvements and grant application, visit
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  1. mike e
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    This is much needed for the safety and efficient flow of CO2, congestion, and cellulite mitigating bikes and peds on the B-G. Root encroachment harkens the trail back to its railroad tie roots. Please do the following:
    1. Root damage repair and prevention
    2. Center line stripe to remind all users to keep right except to pass
    3. Do NOT line the edges of the pavement with 1/4″- aggregate like what was done in the Gasworks “repair.” Any size aggregate ends up on the pavement and creates havoc for cyclists, skaters, and “barefoot” pedestrians alike.
    4. Widen the pavement to enable more users safer use. Every mile ridden or walked on the trail is 1 less pound of CO2 in the atmosphere, 1 less car clogging the roads, and 1 step towards better health.

  2. Dan Diiulio
    Posted April 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Yes please! The Burke-Gilman is crowded and the roots are very hard to see.

  3. Albert Penta
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Yes! an up-grade of the Burke-Gilman Trail through the UW campus is very needed and overdue. Thank you.

  4. Shawn Jezerinac
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Let’s improve it a few miles each way. This area gets such high usage.

  5. Jill Eikenhorst
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I use this section of the trail to get to class, and my husband uses it to get to work at Microsoft. As one of Americas few bike super highways, it deserves better pavement and safety improvements.

    • Jill Eikenhorst
      Posted April 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      I meant to say that on the form…please delete and next time link directly.