What’s Your Vision for the Future of the Thurston Region’s Shared Use Trails Network?


Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning Council

Back in 2021, we asked “How do you trail?”  Now, we’re asking “How should we trail?”

For over 45 years, the Thurston region has been planning for and building out the regional trails network. We are committed to creating a transportation system that is developed in a coordinated manner, offers users choice, and recognizes the connections between how land is used and how transportation options serve it.  With your help, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has been working on updating the Regional Trails Plan, and now we’re ready to share the full draft with you!

Between now and October 9th, learn more about the Thurston Regional Trails Plan and provide your feedback in one or more of the following ways:

  • Want a summary of what we’re talking about?  You can explore the online open house, learn about the projects coming to a trail near you, and participate in a survey to tell us what your priorities are.
  • Want to dive deep?  Check out the full plan, available on the project website.
  • Running short on time, but still want to weigh in?  You can skip the online open house and go straight to the survey.
  • Want to talk to someone one-on-one?  Reach out to Paul Brewster by phone (360.741.2526) or by email (brewstp@trpc.org) and he’ll make sure you get connected to one of the project’s team members to talk about your ideas.

Whichever way you choose to participate, TRPC wants your feedback to help us set the region’s priorities.  Catch the vision for a regional trails network that is first-rate, accessible, expandable, and effectively maintained.  The Thurston Region has built nearly 60 miles of shared use trails.  Can we build another 110? 

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