Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo

Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo

Kirkland residents encouraged to suggest improvement projects

Each year, there is a total of $350,000 available for projects citywide that are less than $50,000.

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:30am
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The city of Kirkland is accepting ideas for its Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP).

If residents have ideas for projects that could improve pedestrian, bicycle and/or auto safety in their neighborhood or have been thinking about a concept for an improvement that would make it safer for children to walk, bike or ride the bus to school, they can submit them to the NSP.

According to a press release, the NSP is an opportunity for residents to energize their neighborhood associations by empowering them to work collaboratively with city staff to identify, prioritize and address safety improvements in Kirkland.

Each year, there is a total of $350,000 available for projects citywide that are less than $50,000.

Projects fall into the following categories:

Bicycle facility: Bike lanes or trails.

Crosswalks: New crosswalks, improved crosswalk ramps (ADA), crosswalk islands, and rapid flashing beacons.

Intersection Improvement: Signage, parking, and pedestrian “bump outs.”

Traffic Calming: Traffic islands, speed cushions, pedestrian “bump outs,” signage, and radar signs.

Walkway/Sidewalk and Trail: Gravel trails, steps, curb, traffic delineators, and sidewalks.

Street Light: On existing utility pole or installing a new light pole.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y22kvmqz webpage to submit an idea online, or email Kari Page at KPage@kirklandwa.gov with the location and safety concerns.

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