The update of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) was based on the 2009 Active Transportation Plan(PDF, 8MB) and the Transportation Master Plan(PDF, 19MB) (adopted 2015). In the Transportation Master Plan the first three goals are:
T-0 Safety: By 2035 eliminate all transportation related fatal and serious injury crashes in Kirkland.
T-1 Walking: Complete a safe network of sidewalks, trails and crosswalks where walking is comfortable and the first choice for many trips.
T-2 Biking: Interconnect bicycle facilities that are safe, nearby, easy to use and popular with people of all ages and abilities.
The ATP focuses on bicycle and pedestrian connections in city right-of-way that connect to activity centers, transit, parks, and to the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC). This builds upon other planning efforts such as (but not limited to):
- CKC Master Plan
- Safer Routes to School Action Plans
- Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan
- Vision Zero Action Plan
- NE 85th Street Station Area Plan
- Neighborhood Safety program
- Sustainability Master Plan
Where the ATP overlaps these plans and other planning efforts and programs, the City coordinates priorities and implementation so that overlapping benefits are identified, and implementation can be coordinated.