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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
    The Active Transportation Plan (ATP) was adopted by the City Council on March 3, 2009.
  • Biking
    Information about biking in Kirkland, including a bike map and rules of the road.
  • Development Concurrency
  • EvergreenHealth | Totem Lake Traffic Study
    The EvergreenHealth/Totem Lake Traffic Study is a joint effort between the City of Kirkland and EvergreenHealth. The purpose of this traffic study is to provide planning-level recommendations for the future motorized and non-motorized transportation network serving the Totem Lake subarea, with a focus around the EvergreenHealth campus. The conclusions from this study are intended to support the shared-goals of both the City of Kirkland and EvergreenHealth and assist stakeholders with planning for future conditions.
  • 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.
  • Greenways Guidelines
    Contains links to Kirkland's greenways guidelines and concepts for public art on greenways.
  • 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.
  • Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP)
  • 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 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!
  • Parking
    See our guide to Public Parking
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transit
    Use transit to get to, from, and around Kirkland.
  • Transportation Master Plan
    The City published in 2015 a Transportation Master Plan to set policy and help prioritize future transportation projects needed through the year 2035.
  • Public Works
    123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3800 | F. 425-587-3807
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Operations & Maintenance
    915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
    T. 425-587-3900 24/7 | F. 425-587-3902
    Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    General Inquiries - Contact us via the: 
    Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal