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Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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© 2012 Mia Cooledge
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This thesis is a guide to building a sustainable rail-trail, wherein I focus on invasive species removal, green pavement, and creating an inviting space with the inclusion of integrated art. When the City of Kirkland, WA purchased the 5.75 mile long section of railroad going through the city, I approached city manager Kurt Triplett to ask about his plans for the corridor. He liked the idea of aiming for a sustainable trail, so I wrote a guide to building an environmentally friendly trail based on a number of prominent readings on sustainable design.
Cooledge, Mia, "Sustainable Urban Rail Trails: Designing the Cross Kirkland Corridor" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. Paper 139.