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Vision Zero

Vision Zero is Kirkland's goal for zero fatalities and serious injuries on our streets.

Safety is the first goal in Kirkland’s Transportation Master Plan which includes a policy to develop a Vision Zero safety plan that is multi-disciplinary and focuses on innovative approaches to safety. 

The main premise of Vision Zero is that life takes priority on our streets, that traffic deaths are preventable and can be addressed with roadway design but that human behaviors, with enforcement, education and encouragement are essential to a safe system. Kirkland has made great strides with designing a safer roadway system for all users, but we are still seeing injuries and fatalities, even in places that have already been designed to be safer.

The Vision Zero Action Plan will:

  • A statement and commitment from Leadership
  • Highlight Kirkland’s history of safety improvements already implemented
  • Demonstrate the analysis of Kirkland’s crash data which will include maps, common crash types and causes, high-priority issues, etc.
  • Findings from what we hear from the public
  • High-priority recommended capital improvements
  • An outline of other key actions the city will take to improve safety
  • A communication plan to engage the public

Timeline:

Community Engagement: Fall 2019 – Winter 2020

Analysis and Plan Development: Winter – Spring 2020

Draft Plan – Engagement with Community and Leadership: Spring – Summer 2020

Final Plan and Council Adoption: Summer 2020

Vision Zero Network Resourceslinks to external site

Public Works
Engineering
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
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915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033
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