Pierce County Trails: Foothills Rails-To-Trails Coalition - June 2017 - Trail Line News - Vol 31 - Issue Two

Source: http://www.piercecountytrails.org/wp-content/uploads/0201/07/2017-June.pdf

Foothills-Rails-To-Trails-2017-June.pdf (2.8 MB)

Active Transportation Update - Page 6

Knutson Farms Industrial Park (Shaw Road/Pioneer Way):The “no significant impact” decision on the part of Pierce County Planning & Public Works in regard to moving forward with this seven mega-warehouse development lacks credibility. It is regrettable that City of Puyallup’s request for input was summarily ignored as was a similar one from the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition (FRTTC). Puyallup has reason for concern, because with the future probable annexation it will inherit the multitudinous aftermath. FRTTC considers itself a “stakeholder” because of our desire to connect Puyallup’s Riverwalk Trail with the East Puyallup Trailhead of the Foothills National Recreational Trail. FRTTC will ask the County to designate this as the “Ernie Bay Connector” in honor of long-time trail activist and community leader Dr. Ernest C. Bay. The City of Puyallup has approved the name “Ernie Bay Connector” for its trail segment within the future Van Lierop Park. Funding was approved by the Legislature and work will start in the near future. The last draft of the development map I saw proposed this connection pretty much as it appeared on the wall of Roger Knutson’s office, ie north to the river then west along the levee to the Riverwalk under the RR bridge. However, there is no mention of the trail in the following news article link: www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article149006484.html