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Snohomish, WA | Bronze Level
Recent bicycling investment: The City of Snohomish completed a gap of approximately 3,300 feet of the Centennial Trail. The estimated construction cost was $750,000. Being geographically located as the gateway from the dense population areas south to the rural, less traveled north, is a great tourism asset. The trail, plus the coming development of the adjoining park, will not only attract guests but will be a key to connecting the community. After completion, the Centennial Trail will be paved for nearly 29 miles.
Bicycling highlights: Snohomish is at the southern terminus of the Centennial Trail, a 29 mile former rail line between Snohomish and Arlington and running through Lake Stevens and Marysville. As such, it tends to be a meeting place and food stop for cyclists from Skagit County to Seattle. The people and businesses have been bike-friendly and proactive in reaching out to cyclists.
Percentage of arterial streets with dedicated bicycle facilities: 100%
Signature cycling events: McGlinchy Mile
Some coming bicycling improvements: Specific improvements the City is planning for 2012 include: More bicycle safety training opportunities provided by school system, boys & girls club, fire department, local bike shop, more road signs and markings to facilitate "safe routes to schools" programs, more bike racks installed in city parks, more bike maps featuring nearby trails, bike routes and loop road riding areas, more cycling activities in local events and celebrations, and law enforcement personnel in bicycle training and promotion. The timing for accomplishing this projects depends on city and park foundation funds.
Bicycle Friendly Community
Level Awarded: Bronze
BFC Since: 2012
Square Miles: 3.25
Contact: Debbie Emge
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