Speak up for Juanita Drive

Juanita Drive is a highly utilized corridor that connects Kirkland and Juanita to the Burke-Gilman Trail. Some 10,000 vehicles share the route with cyclists every day, but there are no bike lanes.

Kirkland wants your help to improve the corridor

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The city of Kirkland is currently evaluating existing conditions, collecting input, and analyzing potential safety improvements for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. The goal is to identify key improvements for the section between 143rd Street in the Finn Hill neighborhood to Juanita Village, with the final recommendations to be included in the 2015-2020 Citywide Capital Improvement Program.

Attend the open house to support:

-Protected bike lanes that physically separate cyclist from vehicular traffic using planters or other design features, such as three foot buffers and six foot wide bike lanes;

-Traffic circles and other traffic calming measures, including narrower lanes, that ensure traffic is moving at safe speeds for all users; - Enhanced pedestrian and bike crossings so people can move safely across and along the corridor to homes, apartments, and shops; - Improved lighting to help those driving, walking, or cycling navigate the winding road; - Regular maintenance to ensure the roadway, sidewalks, and bike accommodations are free from branches and other hazards.  

Speak up for safer streets

Cascade wants to see Juanita Drive made safer for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. If this route is part of your ride, or you would like to be able to safely ride this corridor, please attend an open house on Wednesday, Nov 6, at 7 p.m. at the Finn Hill Middle School.

Learn more about the status of this project here.

Comment on design concepts

Juanita Drive Public Presentation

Wednesday, Nov.6, 7 p.m.

Finn Hill Middle School

 

Anne-Marije Rook
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