A safer Juanita Drive
Juanita Drive is an important corridor that connects the Burke-Gilman Trail to Kirkland. It is a scenic, hilly and twisting road with over 10,000 vehicles per day using it. It's also dangerous.
The route is heavily used by recreational riders and commuters, from people riding the Lake Washington Loop to students traveling by bike to Bastyr University and commuters accessing the Burke Gilman. Yet there are no bike lanes.
Kirkland is studying the corridor and developing a master plan for the section from 143rd Street in the Finn Hill neighborhood to Juanita Village. Cascade wants to see Juanita Drive made safer for people choosing to ride a bike.
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 Monday, Oct. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Finn Hill Middle School.
Cascade believes the Juanita Drive corridor should be made safe for all cyclists, whether young or old, experienced or inexperienced. To do that,
- people riding bikes need separation from fast moving traffic;
- traffic calming needs to be put in place to make sure that people are driving at safe speeds in the corridor;
- lighting needs to be improved to help people driving, walking or riding a bike navigate the twisty road;
- and pedestrian and bike crossings need to be improved so people can safely cross the street to homes, apartments and shops.
Please attend the open house and speak up for safer neighborhood streets.
Juanita Drive Corridor Open House
Monday, Oct. 7
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Finn Hill Middle School, 8040 N.E. 132nd Street. Kirkland.
If you cannot attend the hearing, but still want to support work in East King County, please consider making at donation to Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation. All donations made through this blog post will help support organizing and outreach around the Junita Drive project.