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Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project
Project Information


Location: Cheasty Greenspace

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Public comment period extended to
Monday, August 31, 2015

Project Status

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners hosted a public hearing for the Cheasty Mountain Bike/Pedestrian Trail Pilot Project on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Rainier Community Center.

The Board of Park Commissioners discussed and deliberated on the Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mountain Views mountain bike/pedestrian trail proposal at public meetings in November 2013 and January 2014. The final recommendation to the Parks Superintendent was that Seattle Parks should initiate a pilot project to allow mountain bike trails to be built in the Cheasty Greenspace, in conjunction with restoration and foot trails. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Outreach Meeting at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club. You can view the meeting notes below along with past PAT meeting notes.

This is a first time, pilot mountain bike project for Seattle Parks.

Members of the Cheasty PAT are:
Connie Bown
Weston Brinkley
Melanie Coerver
Kathy Columbo
David Couture
Edward Ewing
Darrell Howe
Curtis LaPierre
Tom Linde
Dan Moore
Phillip Thompson
Sarah Welch

Seattle Parks and Recreation hosted public walking tours of the area in September 2014. The first public meeting for this pilot project was held Tuesday, March 25. Attendees provided feedback to Parks staff and had questions answered. See below.

Cheasty Greenspace
The project will be completed through volunteer efforts with some assistance of Seattle Parks staff.

Project Description

The pilot project will be implemented by volunteers with some assistance of Seattle Parks staff.

The project will provide a soft surface mountain bike and pedestrian trail at Cheasty.

The goal is to provide a mountain bike and walking experience for users of all ages and abilities to complement the existing natural area.

Community Participation

Park Board Public Hearing 4/9/15

PAT & Public Meeting #5 2/19/15

PAT Meeting #4  1/29/15

Project Advisory Team (PAT) Conference Call 12/18/14

Community Outreach Meeting 12/3/14

PAT Meeting #3  11/20/14

PAT Meeting #2  10/23/14

PAT Meeting #1  10/2/14

Project Advisory Team (PAT) application closed 8/29/14

Public Meeting 3/25/14

Park Board Meetings About Bicycle Use

Meeting 1/9/14

Meeting 11/14/13

Meeting 10/10/13

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Updated August 17, 2015


Currently no project related public meetings or events are scheduled.

For More Information

Doug Critchfield
Natural Resources Manager


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