King County communities are dynamic places filled with busy people, burgeoning ideas, opportunities for activities of all kinds, and, on occasion, civic issues that stir considerable interest and potentially conflicting views. How can the best collective decisions be made easier?
What is the role that libraries can play in creating the best possible decision making? Libraries believe in the open exchange of ideas. They intentionally provide free and neutral access to a broad range of the best possible information .Because of this they naturally act as catalysts to discovery and to conversation. Free, open and informed dialog inevitably uncovers common ground which naturally invites collaboration. Collaboration results in better communities.
What is Convey? Convey is a new initiative of the King County Library System (KCLS). This System-wide initiative effort to foster civic engagement will take many forms, each of which will be appropriate to the needs of the communities KCLS serves.
The first Convey project is the support of wide-ranging dialog about the possible future uses of the Cross Kirkland Corridor.KCLS is working in tandem with the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Arts Center to create a series of opportunities for individuals to learn and to make suggestions about the potential uses of the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway corridor that runs though Kirkland.
Your Ideas for the Cross Kirkland Corridor
This Dialogue application lets you submit ideas about what you would like to see along the Corridor and comment on others’ ideas about the same. To explore the possibilities, you’ll need to register to create an account in Dialogue by filling out a simple 5-part form. Then add your ideas and watch the conversation build. You may return to the forum as often as you like. This Dialogue will end on August 31, 2012. Information from the Dialogue will be made available to the City of Kirkland in September to assist in their decision-making about the potential uses of the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
As a neutral third party, KCLS' role is to gather and disseminate information. KCLS is not responsible for or involved in evaluating, proposing or giving preference to any suggestion, submission or proposal.
Thank you for being part of this forum.
About the Corridor
To begin “exploring,” visit the links below to get some background information about the Eastside Rail Corridor and the portion called the Cross Kirkland Corridor. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to explore the Corridor in person and share your experiences and ideas.