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At their March 19 meeting, Kirkland City Council will review updates to the draft Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (PDF-16mb) that are based on their February 5 Council Study Session, and are expect to act on the final version of the Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (PDF - 16mb).
The draft Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan is now available. City Council is scheduled to review this draft at the February 5, 2019 Study Session.
Community members are invited to an online open house to understand more about the plan. Visit KTIP Online Open House
now until June 11 to learn about potential projects and provide your feedback.
The City’s consultant assembled an Existing Conditions report which includes a summary of the first phase of public outreach. You can access the summary by clicking on the link
. The city will use this report to introduce a proposed list of solutions during the second phase of outreach in May.
The KTIP Survey is now closed.
If you were not able to attend the Open House and speak with project staff, please take our survey and let us know your thoughts on transit today and in the future. You can access the KTIP Survey by clicking the link. The survey will close on December 31st.
The City held an Open House on Tuesday, November 14 to speak with community members about transit and the development of this plan. A summary for the event is available.
The Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP) is a tool to improve transit in Kirkland to get residents where they want to go in the fastest and most convenient way possible. The plan incorporates the work of the regional King County Metro and Sound Transit plans and uses previously collected community input which was used to develop the City’s Transportation Master Plan in 2015.
For the first phase of project outreach, feedback was collected at an in-person Open House in November 2017 and an online survey was available for resident participation through the end of 2017. After these comments were collected, the input was used to guide transit improvement priorities in Kirkland and to identify specific projects which enhance transit service through the city. To access the Online Open House, please select the link below.
For the second phase of project outreach in June 2018, the City has released an Online Open House for community members to learn more about potential projects which support transit and to allow feedback on the proposals.
The third and final phase of project outreach occurred during the autumn of 2018 when the community was invited to review a draft of the plan and provide comments.
To ensure connectivity throughout the region, the City is partnering with King County Metro, Sound Transit, and WSDOT to develop local improvements that integrate efficient, convenient, and reliable transit service in Kirkland. A Technical Advisory Committee comprised of these regional partners has convened to identify the best strategies to enhance transit connections. The following agencies and their respective projects will be considered in the KTIP:
King County Metro
Throughout the project, the City will seek public input city-wide to ensure community members have an opportunity to help shape the KTIP and have a say in future transit improvements. In addition, the Technical Advisory Committee will meet regularly to provide input on the KTIP and potential improvements.
August – October 2017: Evaluating Existing Conditions
October 2017 – February 2018: Conducting Technical Analysis
February – July 2018: Developing the Transit Implementation Plan
Technical Advisory Committee Meetings: October 2017, January 2018, March/April 2018
Public Outreach: October/November 2017, May 2018
Present the final plan to City Council for approval: July 2018, August 2018
If you have question, want to give us feedback, please contact TransitPlan@kirklandwa.gov.