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Bicycle Advocacy Group Challenges Ordinance Barring Repairs to Trail

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The Lake Forest Park city council passed Ordinance 951, which reportedly prohibits King County from upgrading a section of the Burke Gilman Trail to improve its safety. Cascade Bicycle Club, a local bicycle advocacy group, is challenging the ordinance.

The group filed an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board and contends that Ordinance 951 violates Washington’s Growth Management Act.

Trail improvement construction was scheduled to take place in 2007-2008. The ordinance and subsequent legal challenge will likely alter that schedule.

Read more: Cascade Bicycle Club