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Old 03-18-07, 12:17 PM   #1
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Anyone out there familiar with the Burke-Gilman bike path in Seattle, WA??

I have always wanted to know where the markers (if any) are located, and also if its cumulative markers.
Also if thery're mile or km markers or hopefully both?
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Old 03-18-07, 12:18 PM   #2
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also i am curious who "owns" (for want of better word) the trail?
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Old 03-18-07, 09:13 PM   #3
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The trail is maintained in different sections by the Seatle partks dept and by King County Parks and Recreation dept. As far as mile markers, I haven't payed much attention to them recently since I have a computer on my bike. But, to the best of my memory they are irregular at best. The markers that are there are in miles, for the most part. Since the trail was built a section at a time, they don't start at the actual beginning of the trail and don't continue to the current end of the trail.

Some more info and maps:
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/BurkeGilman/bgtrail.htm
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Old 03-20-07, 12:23 PM   #4
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not sure what you need info for - but recognize that the "trail" is a paved (with lots of bumps), urban, multi-use corridor with lots of "intersections" and cross traffic.
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Old 03-21-07, 08:02 AM   #5
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There are a couple of sets of mileage markers starting at Marymoor and continuing into the U district. One set are posts starting at Marymoor - unfortunately they removed the Mile 0 post and the distance betwen the mile posts is a little short of a mile. The other set are yellow numbers that are painted on the asphalt - they seem to be more accurate but the trail has been rebuilt so many times, you can never be sure the distance is correct.
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