Project Supporters


Public investment in this type of multimodal project pays off. Safe pedestrian and bike corridors such as the Burke-Gilman provide low-cost transportation options for students and economically disadvantaged populations to connect to jobs, education, and other basic services. Its recreational use enhances the local quality of life and nurtures a healthier population. And most importantly, having a meaningful role as a major multimodal commuting corridor reduces carbon emissions and eases the burden on an already overburdened road system.”

- Ada M. Healey, Vice President, Vulcan Inc.


As a community organizer, I personally know people injured to the point of hospitalizations in crashes on this trail – crashes which would have been prevented by this project. This project offers the opportunity to again reclaim bicycling and walking as safe, health and comfortable activities for our community – as well they should be.”

- Eli Goldberg, Director, University Greenways


Those not familiar with our area need to know that the Burke is not simply a recreational trail used by a few Sunday strollers - it is a crucial, vital link in our transportation system here. I use it daily, often several times a day and even on some weekends. It is constantly busy, at times certainly over-crowded. ROTC members running together, skateboarders, mothers with strollers, older folks, younger folks, every manner of bicyclist of course - from “beaters” to lycra-clad racers - activity is ceaseless even in difficult Seattle weather. The Burke-Gilman Trail is how I connect to other streets and trails to walk home every evening after work. It is my exercise during breaks after sitting far too long at my desk. The specific area around the university is particularly in high use. I worry sometimes that we are “loving this resource to death.” It is a priceless natural resource and I support maintaining and improving the Burke as the highest priority.

- James Whitefish


I began commuting to work by bicycle in August 2012, right about the time the local transit system eliminated the bus that served my neighborhood along with many other service reductions and changes. The Burke-Gilman trail is essential for my commute on a daily basis. The Burke-Gilman trail is a regional gem. I am in complete support of the planned improvements.

- Jeanette Henderson


I walk the trail to get from the bus stop to my work. At peak times it is overcrowded, sometimes dangerous, with bicycles passing pedestrians very closely. You also have to pay close attention because just when you think you have all the bad bumps and cracks memorized, a new one crops up. With an expected increase in pedestrian traffic with the opening of Link light rail, coupled with more frustrated bicyclists, I imagine we will see more bicycle/pedestrian accidents or more bicycle/car accidents as more bicyclists return to the road due to trail overcrowding. I really don’t want to see either - improve the BGT!

- Jennifer Warne

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