Topic: Burke-Gilman Trail
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October 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM
UPDATE 3:48 P.M.:
Terry Lad, who lives near the shooting scene, told KING-TV that he was walking his dog around midnight when he heard a single gunshot.
“As I was walking back I heard a gunshot and thought that’s strange. That’s not a firecracker,” Lad told the station.
UPDATE 10:49 a.m.: Seattle police say that a woman whose body was found on the Burke-Gilman Trail in North Seattle this morning was shot.
Details were scarce, but police said she was believed to be in her 20s. Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said investigators “do not believe the woman was randomly targeted.” He did not elaborate.
The body of a woman was found on the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Wallingford neighborhood around 4:30 this morning, according to Seattle police.
Homicide detectives and crime-scene analysts are on scene, a stretch of trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. He said more details would be released later in the morning.
Officers were notified about the body after a passer-by phoned 911 to report seeing what appeared to be a body on the trail, Jamieson said.
February 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM
The Associated Press
The University of Washington plans $19 million in improvements to the section of the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs through the Seattle campus.
UW transportation services director Josh Kavanagh told the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (http://bit.ly/Wz0FWU ) it’s gone from being a nice amenity to being critical infrastructure.
The UW says its 2-mile section of the 27-mile-long trail has the highest bicycle and pedestrian traffic of any shared-use path in the state: 500 bicyclist and 300 pedestrians an hour. About 9 percent of UW students and staff commute by bike.
Trail use is expected to grow with a light-rail station opening in 2016 at Husky Stadium.
Improvements will widen the trail and create separate lanes for walking and bicycling. The work could start this fall.
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