Shoreline Interurban Trail
The Interurban Trail follows its namesake trolley route from downtown Seattle to northern residential and rural communities in Shoreline and Snohomish County. Instead of rail cars packed with 20th century commuters, the trail is travelled by bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians seeking to enjoy the Puget Sound region’s natural beauty and evolving landscape. Otak developed the preliminary design for the entire 24-mile corridor, as well as designed and managed the construction of the trail’s three-mile north, south, and south-central sections in Shoreline. Connectivity and community define the trail and its creation. Our integrated specialists engaged the Shoreline community in an extensive outreach program during design development, while coordinating and meeting the needs of each of the route’s affected agencies and jurisdictions. Features include view lookouts, informational kiosks, gateway elements, and trolley-related wayfinding and mile-marker signage.
Client: City of Shoreline
Date completed 2005
Project manager/reviewer: Nico Vanderhorst
Otak contract amount/Total project cost: $2M/$8M
Type: Planning & design, transportation, water resources, construction management & inspection, surveying & mapping
ASLA WA Design Awards, Honorable Mention