Kirkland is planning for the next 20 years. Critical to that planning is the need to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the City Transportation System and identify future projects that respond to growth and keep Kirkland moving.
As part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update, a Transportation Master Plan is being developed to set policy and to help prioritize future transportation projects needed in Kirkland through the year 2035. These projects will support safety, mobility, commerce, quality of life, and connectivity for all modes of transportation.
UPDATE: The Transportation Master Plan is scheduled to be adopted by the City Council on November 17, 2015.
The City Council has adopted a goal of reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles and improving connectivity and multimodal connectivity to maintain or enhance travel times, safety, health, and transportation choices. The Transportation Master Plan will help to create a balanced transportation system that meets this goal.
The Transportation Master Plan seeks to invest in all modes of transportation by:
- Funding maintenance and preservation of existing facilities as a priority
- Focusing comprehensively on safety
- Emphasizing greater support for bicycle and pedestrian modes
- Actively partnering with other groups
- Making sure growth is on pace with construction of multi-modal transportation projects
View the Preliminary Draft Transportation Master Plan (May 2015) (PDF 10 MB)
The City Council has most recently discussed the Draft Transportation Master Plan on November 21, 2014 and February 17, and April 21, 2015. To view the staff memos and/or watch the meeting video, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/council and select “Watch Council Meetings” and click to the particular meeting date. The Council is scheduled to receive another update on the Plan at their June 16th meeting.
The Transportation Commission is the lead advisory board on the development of the Transportation Master Plan.The Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of each month after that and accepts public comments at the beginning of each meeting.
The City hired Fehr & Peers to serve as the lead consultant on the Transportation Master Plan.