Kirkland joins East King County cities in improving wayfinding for bicyclists

BicycleWayfindingSigns The Kirkland City Council has approved an inter-local agreement between the City of Kirkland and the Cities of Bothell, Issaquah, Redmond and Bellevue for the East King County Bicycle Wayfinding Project. The project will fund the installment of wayfinding signs or pavement markings for cyclists to improve non-motorized modes of transportation.

In Spring 2009, the Parties, with Bellevue as the sponsoring agency, applied for $443,198 in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program funding through the King County Non-Motorized Program. The project description stated:

Five cities are partnering to implement a coordinated and comprehensive Wayfinding Program along high priority bicycle corridors in Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond. Once completed, approximately 1,100 wayfinding signs or pavement markings directing bicyclists to distinct neighborhoods, destinations, and regional trail facilities will be installed on 55-60 corridors throughout East King County.

More information is available at:

www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/Assets/City+Council/Council+Packets/031610/8h1_OtherBusiness.pdf

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Source and Graphics: City of Kirkland Council Packet 031610