Juanita Drive Master Plan Corridor Study

The City of Kirkland is conducting a Juanita Drive Corridor Study

The City is developing a master plan for future improvements to the Juanita Drive Corridor between Juanita Village and the northern City limits in Finn Hill. A key route around the northern end of Lake Washington between Kirkland and Kenmore, Juanita Drive serves over 10,000 vehicles per day and traverses steep topography with many twists, turns, and hills. The existing roadway geometry, multiple driveway access points, and limited sight distance complicate overall safety conditions along the corridor.

Juanita Drive BikerDeveloping a robust plan for the Juanita Drive Corridor is an important first step to identify improvements that will benefit all users of the corridor. To better understand community concerns related to the Juanita Drive Corridor and to develop solutions to improve safety and mobility in the future, the City of Kirkland encourages residents to get involved. Corridor improvements identified in the final master plan will be considered for inclusion in the 2015-2020 Citywide Capital Improvement Program.

Public Involvement

Community involvement will be key to developing and implementing a successful corridor master plan for Juanita Drive. To prepare a common vision for future improvements to the corridor, the City will gather input from the community at public workshops, briefings with neighborhood groups, and informational booths at local events. Also, a community-based advisory committee has been formed to serve as a forum for additional dialogue and information sharing among community members and city staff in developing the final master plan.

Stay Involved!

Visit www.kirklandwa.gov (search “Juanita Drive”) to:

  • Find up-to-date news on the study
  • Get additional details about upcoming events and opportunities to speak with staff
  • Provide feedback on the City’s interactive map
  • Sign up for emails from the project’s list serve

For additional information, please reach out to:

Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator: kpage@kirklandwa.gov, (425) 587-3011

Don Anderson, Project Engineer: danderson@kirklandwa.gov, (425) 587-3826

 

Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Blog, Events, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Safety | Comments Off on Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

Save the Date: Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair

June 7, 3-7 PM at Juanita Beach Park. Alongside the Friday Market vendors, the City of Kirkland proudly presents the Walk ‘n’ Roll Safety Fair, dedicated to highlighting safe walking and biking.  Since it’s Kids Day at the Friday Market, this is the perfect time to bring your entire family.  Fun, Games, valuable Information and tips for safe walking and biking, and an opportunity to express your opinions and ideas to city staff and politicians!  Friday, June 7, 3-7 pm at  Juanita Beach Park – in partnership with the Juanita Friday Market...

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Latest News on Finn Hill April-May 2013

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Archive, Blog, Board of Directors, Denny Fest, Events, FHNA History, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Neighborhood Plan, Surface Water Mgmt, Trails | Comments Off on Latest News on Finn Hill April-May 2013

Latest News on Finn Hill April-May 2013

Finn Hill Neighbors and Friends: April-May 2013. Here’s a quick report on notable events and developments on Finn Hill. There is a lot going on:   Saturday, April 27 – Fabulous Finn Hill Garage Sale Extravaganza: If you looking for deals this weekend, or just need an excuse to hopscotch around Finn Hill, check out all of Finn Hill’s garage sales this Saturday. You’re bound to find that lava lamp you’re looking for. A map and details on what’s being sold are available on our website. (Note: you’ll find 3 garage sales in Hermosa Vista alone....

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Finn Hill Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Blog, Juanita Drive Corridor Study, Policy Committee, Safety | Comments Off on Finn Hill Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements

Finn Hill Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements

Pedestrian and bicycle safety concerns have been raised repeatedly at FHNA meetings over the past year. One bicycle fatality occurred along Juanita Drive last year, and another fatality occurred on NE 131st Way – although it was a vehicle related accident. Both corridors are the primary ways for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles to access Finn Hill, and neither of the corridors has sidewalks or designated bicycle lanes. Recognizing these problems, FHNA policy committee members recently provided comments on the City’s Draft Capital...

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