Transportation Commission

Bridge path on trail


The Transportation Commission advises City Council, through the City Manager, regarding planning and development of transportation issues referred to the Commission by the City Council. The Kirkland Transportation Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM in the City Council Chamber.


 Next Meeting

Public Service Announcement: In response to the guidance given by the Office of Public Health Seattle-King County, we encourage members of the community to implement social distancing as much as possible.  Hybrid meetings may be attended in person or remotely on Zoom as a webinar, following normal meeting guidelines. The virtual meeting audio will be recorded and posted on the City's website.

Please see details below for the next meeting.

SPECIAL MEETING

Date: May 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Location: Hybrid meeting City of Kirkland Council Chambers/Zoom

The Zoom meeting room will open to the public at 6:00 PM. Members of the public may address the Transportation Commission during the ‘Items from the Audience’ section of the agenda, in-person or via the Zoom link, subject to the Commission protocol of a limit of three speakers on each side of a particular issue, for a maximum of three minutes each. Speakers who attend the meeting virtually can use the ‘raise hand’ function during ‘Items from the Audience’ to speak. Virtual speakers will provide their comment via audio only. Community members providing comment who wish to also provide a presentation need to send the presentation to the staff liaison via email by 2 PM the day of the meeting.

Community members may join the virtual meeting through the Zoom link below or via telephone by calling 888-475-4499 (toll-free) or 877-853-5257 (toll-free)

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Meeting ID: 915 6533 8560

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Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our community members and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Meet the Transportation Commissioners

Brian Magee - Chair (term expires 3/31/28)

Brian Magee

Transportation is a passion of mine and has been ever since I was a kid. That passion led me to a career in civil engineering where, today, I am a Senior Transportation Engineer in HDR’s Bellevue office and an expert in complete streets design. I truly enjoy taking an active role in applying evolving trends in the industry to make transportation facilities safer, more welcoming, and more sustainable.

My family came to Kirkland in 2013 because we wanted to live in a community is committed to being walkable and a wonderful place for our young children to grow up. Over time, I’ve become an avid volunteer building community as a Board Member of the Juanita Neighborhoods Association (JNA), making our streets safer through the Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP), and as an Adopt a Pedestrian Crosswalk Flag volunteer. On the Transportation Commission, I am excited to apply my expertise as an engineer and as an engaged member of the community help Kirkland maximize investments into transportation to make our City an even better place to walk, bike, travel, and live.  

Patrick Vu - Vice Chair (term expires 3/31/26)

Patrick Vu

As a professional civil engineer, I have over 20 years of experience in the transportation planning, design, construction, and operations, with a passion for finding and implementing mobility solutions for public agencies and communities.  I founded my transportation consulting firm six years ago with the philosophy of offering innovative, yet pragmatic solutions for my clients.  It is this same philosophy and my experience working with diverse stakeholders that I would like to contribute back to the community my family and I live in.  Growing up in Juanita and having seen it and the region’s tremendous transformation over the past 30 years, I am excited to help the City navigate the challenges and opportunities it is facing to balancing growth and mobility in a sustainable way.

 

Faith DeBolt (term expires 3/31/26)

Faith DeBolt

My family moved to the Finn Hill neighborhood in Kirkland from Seattle in 2011 so that I could be closer to my office in Bellevue. We are a one car family, and I bike commute year-round and use public transportation often. We chose to buy a home in Kirkland over Bellevue because Kirkland is a more walk-able and bike-able city, full of beautiful trees and green spaces. I hope to not only keep it that way but make it even more so. I believe providing people safe, multi-modal alternatives to single-occupancy vehicle transportation is the fastest, most cost-effective way to address the growing traffic problems in our region while maintaining its natural beauty and improving the health of our citizens.

I am a board member of Kirkland Greenways, the bike-to-school coordinator at Thoreau Elementary, and I contributed to the Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan. I look forward to bringing the problem solving skills I practice as an engineering consultant in the energy efficiency industry to the Transportation Commission and collaborating with my fellow commissioners, city staff, the Council, and other regional stakeholders. 

AJ Antrim (term expires 3/31/25)

AJ Antrim

I have lived in the Puget Sound region my entire life, where I have commuted via bus, ferry, car, and foot.  In 2020, my partner and I moved to Kirkland in order for us to walk and bike to work.  Because of that, we are a one-car household which is proof of the benefits of transportation-oriented development.

With my position on the Commission, I hope to make it possible for others to use alternative forms of transportation such as walking, biking, and busing on their commutes by improving their reliability, safety, and convenience.  My life has been greatly improved by the recent infrastructure changes and I hope to provide a long-term, forward thinking perspective.

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and now work as a Vehicle Controls Engineer at Kenworth.

Tracey Trexel (term expires 3/31/27)

Kaitlin Goodman (term expires 3/31/28)

My family moved to Kirkland because we were drawn to the community’s walkability and bikeability - you’ll regularly see us out running and biking on the Cross Kirkland Corridor as we commute to work, exercise, and explore our city’s many parks and green spaces. 

I work in health promotion: I am a public health consultant working on local and global public health issues, and also own a Kirkland-based business called Running Joyfully. My passion for health promotion stems from my experience as a former professional distance runner; I am a 4-time Olympic Trials Qualifier and spent a decade competing as a professional track & field athlete. I believe that people can achieve their best personally and professionally when they live their healthiest lives. 

Part of living a healthy life is having access to safe spaces to be physically active, including safe streets on which to commute, connect, recreate, and explore. I am deeply passionate about transportation issues and volunteer my time with Safe on the Road, a nonprofit that educates and empowers individuals to advocate for safe, equitable streets in their communities. I am excited to bring a public health perspective to the Transportation Commission and aspire to help make our city an even better place to walk, bike, travel, and live.

Ryan Miller (term expires 3/31/25)

I have been a Kirkland resident since 2012, including having lived in three different neighborhoods. My family and I have enjoyed the walkability of Downtown as well as the bicycle infrastructure that allowed me to be a daily commuter into Bellevue.  

As a civil engineer specializing in multi-modal design, I care deeply about transportation issues. Our transportation system can help to provide social mobility and access to quality jobs. It can impact how much time we spend with our families rather than spending it in a car commuting. It can provide a more environmentally conscious means of travel. It can also provide a positive impact on our physical and mental health. By implementing Kirkland's complete streets code, our transportation facilities can have a positive impact on every resident and business.

I am grateful to be a resident of Kirkland and look forward to representing all Kirkland residents; including those that walk, bike, roll, use transit, and those that use motor-vehicles.

 

Nithin Balamurugan - Youth member (term expires 3/31/2026)

Nithin Balamurugan 

Transportation should be easily accessible, affordable, and safe. Ever since I started riding the bus, I have wanted to voice my opinions and the ones of my friends, family, and peers. I eagerly anticipate making changes throughout Kirkland and helping public transportation be more popular around the city. I have loved Kirkland ever since my family and I moved here in 2018 and hope to make it an even better community by improving its transportation.