Come join us to learn what greenways are and mark up maps of Kirkland and the rest of the Eastside with your neighborhood destinations, existing safe walking and biking routes and dangerous conflict areas. Then help us work with the City of Kirkland and the other Eastside cities to turn these proposed greenways into reality.
Bring your kids! Bring your neighbors! Bring your grandparents! Brink your bikes!
Imagine your neighborhood, knitted together with quiet residential streets where children and adults safely walk, ride bicycles, play and run. Imagine these streets are close to where you live and connect you to the places you want to go — the grocery store, your favorite coffee shop, your community center, your child’s school. Imagine traveling along a whole network of these streets across the entire Eastside designed first for children and adults who are walking and biking. Places where people are alert when they drive, and open their car doors carefully after they park.
That's Kirkland Greenways! Come help us turn this into reality for Kirkland (and Redmond, and Bellevue, and Sammamish, and Issaquah, and Woodinville, and ...)
Date/Time: Wednesday Feb 20th, 6:30 - 7:30
Location: Kirkland Fire Station #22 (Houghton), 6602 108th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA
The fire station is on 108th Ave NE just south of the intersection of NE 68th St and 6th St. S/108th Ave NE (Starbucks/Metropolitan Market/Bartells, Shell station, 7-11).
This area is served by Metro Transit routes 238, 245, 255 and Sound Transit route 540. Use the Metro King Country Trip Planner to plan your trip: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
If coming from the east (Rose Hill, Bridle Trails, Redmond), there are bike lanes along Old Redmond Rd./NE 70th St/NE 68th St. Although taking either of the 2 pedestrian overpasses over the I-405 @ NE 80th St. or NE 60th St. is generally safer both for biking and walking.
108th St. NE and NE 6th St. also have bike lanes along most of their lengths. Although these are fairly high traffic roads so please use caution.
From the I-405 northbound or southbound, take exit 17 towards NE 70th Pl and head down the hill to the East. At 108th Ave NE (Shell station on your right) turn left and the fire station is on your left. If you see NE 62nd St., you've gone too far. Most of the parking is in the back behind the station.