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July 31, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Seattle parks: Provide equal access for biking; don’t limit it under Prop. 1

Joel DeJong heads out from a section of woods in Cheasty Greenspace where volunteering Cleveland High School students helped clear away blackberry vines and English ivy. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

In response to Lynn Thompson’s article “Residents split on parkland bike trails” [Local News, July 27], I would argue that there is no division about mountain bicycling in Seattle parks. In fact, there is currently only one Seattle Park that allows mountain biking on trails — Seattle Colonnade Mountain Bike Park.

Meanwhile, Seattle has invested millions of dollars in


Comments | More in Parks | Topics: Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club, mountain biking, parks

July 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Prop. 1: Support parks to promote healthy lifestyles

Seattle voters will have a great opportunity to provide continued support to our parks [“Proposition 1 enrages, divides Seattle parks supporters,” Opinion Northwest, July 24]. Proposition 1 will create a Park District for our city, which is a proven way to deliver stable, sustainable funding for our parks, sports fields, and community centers. Parks…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: Anne McTiernan, health, obesity

July 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Seattle Prop. 1: District would create unbridled board without accountability

I would like to voice my opinion on the proposed Seattle Park District [“Seattle’s Proposition 1 is not the last resort for parks,” Opinion, July 22]. In my opinion, this is a very bad idea that the voters should reject. I support and use Seattle parks, and I agree that they need help and…


Comments | More in Parks | Topics: parks, Seattle City Council, Seattle Park District

July 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM

The King County parks levy

Unrealistic price and goals I’m all in favor of parks, and especially of having them maintained, but a 40 percent increase in the levy amount? Come on. [“Voters to cast ballots on county parks levy,” NW Tuesday, July 23.] I remember when our regular taxes paid for parks acquisition and maintenance. What happened to our parks…


Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Seattle | Topics: acquisition, ballot, king county parks levy

July 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

King County Proposition 1

No way You have got to be kidding. [“Editorial: The Times recommends … Approve levy to support King County parks,” Opinion, July 17.] Support King County Proposition 1: more money for acquisitions of more parks they can’t maintain now. If Proposition 1 was for maintenance only, I would vote for it, but as it is, no way. Gordon Knuth,…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: land, parks, parks levy