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Transportation and Traffic

  • Active Transportation Plan
    A Plan for Active Transportation was adopted by the City Council on March 3, 2009. Download sections of the plan here
  • Anti-Graffiti
    The Public Works Department’s goal is to remove graffiti on public property within 24 hours.
  • Development Concurrency
  • Flashing Crosswalks
    Flashing crosswalks are also known as in-pavement lights.
  • Gettin' Around Town
    Whether you live, work or play in Kirkland, there’s more than one way to get there! In addition to driving alone in a car, you can carpool, car-share, take the bus, ride the train, or get some exercise on your bike or on foot.
  • I-405 / SR520 Information
    Information about improvements to I-405 and the SR 520 bridge
  • Metro Transit
    Transit Information in Kirkland
  • Neighborhood Traffic Control Program
    After a necessary shift of resources due to the recession in 2010, the Neighborhood Traffic Control program was eliminated.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Control Program - How it Works
    The Neighborhood Traffic Control Program (NTCP) is based on community education, enforcement, less restrictive traffic management measures and more complex physical construction measures -- speed humps and traffic circles, for example.
  • Neighborhood Safety
    Maintenance responsibilities for streets and sidewalks
  • Neighborhood Walks
    It is our hope that these maps of neighborhood parks and walking routes will inspire you and give you new ideas for places to walk!
  • Pedestrian Flags - FAQs
    PedFlag is the name of Kirkland’s program which places orange or yellow flags at crosswalks to help pedestrians gain the attention of drivers. Here are answers to some common questions about the PedFlag program.
  • Parking
    See our guide to Public Parking
  • Sight Distance Guidelines
    These guidelines establish the areas around all intersections and driveways, the sight distance triangle that must be kept clear of sight obstructions.
  • Sight Distance Procedures
    Intersection sight distance needs to be provided so that drivers approaching an intersection have an unobstructed view of the intersection and traffic control devices, along with sufficient length along the intersecting streets to anticipate and minimize potential conflicts.
  • Traffic Calming Devices
    Information on devices that cause drivers to reduce their speed
  • Traffic Count Summary
    Information on average daily traffic in both directions
  • Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines
    Development proposals that are subject to SEPA require a traffic impact analysis to determine transportation concurrency and to estimate traffic impacts and mitigation.
  • Transportation Project Evaluation
    Development proposals that are subject to SEPA require a traffic impact analysis to determine transportation concurrency and to estimate traffic impacts and mitigation.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Study: Speed & Traffic Volumes
  • Public Works
    Engineering
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    Operations & Maintenance
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

    General Inquiries
    E-mail: publicworks@kirklandwa.gov
    Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
    Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902