What is the North Creek Trail?
North Creek Trail is a regional multi-purpose shared use path linking the communities of Bothell, Mill Creek, and Everett. The proposed trail connects to the Regional Sammamish River Trail / Burke–Gilman Trail in King County and with the Snohomish County Regional Interurban Trail at McCollum Park (in Everett).
The City has worked with the Mill Creek and Snohomish County to complete planning work for key missing links of this regional trail. As planned and where conditions permit, the shared use path will be a separated, multi-use path, paved, 10–12 feet in width. In other areas, the path may consist of existing sidewalks and bicycle lanes along city streets or state highways. There are also areas where bicyclists may use the street while pedestrians use a separated path.
How Was Bothell's Portion of the Trail Decided?
In July, 2004 the Bothell City Council after several public meetings and two public hearings elected to proceed with development of a shared use path through Bothell on the alignment depicted in the attached maps. Click on the links to the right to view images of the selected alignment within the city limits of Bothell.
The development of environmental documentation, plans and specifications for selected phased link projects has been completed and project construction began in early spring of 2008. The emphasis for design and construction efforts will be from 195th Street NE near SR-405 in King County to 228th Street SE in Snohomish County.
Various federal grants have been received since 2000 for a total of approximately $5.5 million in funding. The revised cost estimate for the five-plus miles of path located in Bothell is $8 million. The City will continue to pursue additonal funding for the remainder of the project.
Plans for North Creek Trail extend beyond Bothell's city limits. Visit Snohomish County's North Creek Trail website to see what's going on with the trail beyond our current borders.