The Eastside Rail Corridor gets a new name!

New year, new name. Learn the top contenders.

2018 was a big year for the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC), with 13 miles now open to the public to use and explore. But we're not slowing down, as exciting changes continue into the new year.

First up: a new name. King County and their local partner cities and agencies want to hear your thoughts on four proposed new names for the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC).

The former railway turned multi-purpose corridor (trail, high-capacity transit and utility uses) connects the cities of Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, and Redmond. In 2018, research was done, community members were interviewed and 2,000 online surveys were submitted to help shape the new name for the ERC. Take a minute to share your insights on the four proposed names.

Don’t worry, the Cross Kirkland Corridor and Redmond Central Connector names won’t change – only the ERC is being renamed.

Take the survey by Friday, January 18.

Along with making miles on trail construction, it's a key step towards the community vision and top Eastside Greenway Alliance advocacy priority of a connected trail from Kirkland to Renton (via Bellevue). Whether you walk, bike, roll, or stroll, the soon-to-be-renamed ERC offers a new way to connect to your community.

Here's to a fresh start in the new year!