Northwest NEWS

December 10, 2001

Local News

City of Bothell adds to trail system with new West Riverside Trail

BOTHELL - The city of Bothell held a ribbon-cutting to dedicate the newest addition to its trail system on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Blyth Park, 16950 West Riverside Drive, Bothell.
   Offering an alternative to the busy Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail and located along the Sammamish River, West Riverside Trail is 3,150-ft. long and 17-ft. wide. It connects the city's Blyth Park and 102nd Avenue Northeast.
   The trail consists of both a 12-ft. wide paved surface and 5-ft. wide soft surface. Total project costs were $335,000.
   "The city of Bothell strives to provide activities and services that contribute to the highest level of quality of life for our citizens," said city of Bothell Public Works Director Dave Zabell. "The West Riverside Trail is a great example of that."
   This trail is a sub-system of King County's Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail.
   The trail was constructed along West Riverside Drive, a narrow, two-lane road that leads to the city of Bothell's Blyth Park.
   West Riverside Trail allows for non-motorized traffic and provides a high level of pedestrian and equestrian safety.
   For city information, contact the city of Bothell at (425) 486-3256, visit or tune into BCTV Cable Channel 21 (within Bothell City Limits).