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Transportation and Traffic

  • 6th Street Corridor Study
    The 6th Street Corridor is an important north-south transportation corridor for Kirkland. This study resulted in a list of recommended corridor improvements that will move people efficiently; connect community and neighborhood destinations, safely; and help reduce congestion.
  • Active Transportation Plan
    A Plan for Active Transportation was adopted by the City Council on March 3, 2009. Download sections of the plan here
  • Biking
    Information about biking in Kirkland, including a bike map and rules of the road.
  • Development Concurrency
  • 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.
  • Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP)
  • 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 Traffic Study: Speed & Traffic Volumes
  • 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
    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
  • Traffic Calming Devices
    Information on devices that cause drivers to reduce their speed
  • Traffic Count and Crash Analysis Summaries
    Information on average daily traffic in both directions and signalized intersection crash analysis.
  • 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 Master Plan
  • Kenmore-North Kirkland Community Van
    A new rideshare pilot program brought to North Kirkland neighborhoods by King County Metro, in partnership with the City of Kirkland to provide community members with a new way to share the ride.
  • Public Works
    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 - Contact us via the: 
    Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal

    Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
    Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902