Seattle Real Estate: Mountlake Terrace, WA: Interconnecting trails to the schools

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Real Estate Agent with Cooper | Cartwright

Safety is vital and the trails around our schools are brilliant!   

Trails are great for fitness and casual walks, but also vital to the students using them to get to and from school!

  Seattle real estate: Mountlake Terrace WA  Some recent events -

The Edmonds School District recently temporarily closed the walking trail behind Mountlake Terrace High School between the school and Castle Crest 2.  The trail is a vital transportation route for many students who live in both Brier and Mountlake Terrace and keeps them off busier streets.  Apparently there were complaints and some concern expressed over the lack of supervision for students in these areas and whether or not the trails were being properly used. Angry parents of students unable to walk to school were told that the City of Brier was responsible for closing the gates and the city thought that maybe it was the Mountlake Terrace Police or the high school itself.  It was utter confusion! 

 My daughter is one of the students affected.  I made many phone calls regarding the trail being closed off.  After many more phone calls, it was discovered that it definitely was the school district and there did not seem to be a lot of thought that went into the decision.  We have been in the Edmonds School District for many many years and have been very happy with it overall, but the person in charge of facilities failed in this instance (he made up for it later with his quick actions).

The school district failed to realize one of the key reasons why so many people had moved to these neighborhoods and that was the fabulous system of interconnecting walking trails!  All of the neighborhoods around Brier Elementary, Cedar Way Elementary, Brier Middle School, and Mountlake Terrace High School connect by trails so that the children in those areas do not have to walk on busy and congested streets to get to their schools and back home.  It is a brilliant system and also amazing for fitness walkers or just casual outdoor enthusiasts.  Cutting off the trail to the high school through Castle Crest 2 was a poor decision and one that the school district quickly remedied!

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Courtney Cooper

Luxury Realtor | With Offices in Downtown, North Seattle, & Kirkland

Cooper | Cartwright  Luxury Real Estate

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