Complete Streets

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Council Reports & City Updates

Complete Streets Resources

 

Staff Contact

Tobin Bennett-Gold, PE
Traffic Engineer
Email
425-286-1733

 

The City of Kenmore adopted a Complete Streets ordinance, effective September 21, 2016 to guide the City’s approach to transportation projects.  The Complete Streets policy seeks to provide a transportation system that is:

 

 
Multi-Modal including Motorized and Non-Motorized

 

 
 
Appropriate for all Ages, Abilities and Financial Resources

 

 
 
Encourages Active Transportation for Public Health

 

 
 
Serves Local and Regional Circulation Needs

 

The City of Kenmore, through our Target Zero initiative, Comprehensive Plan Transportation Element (Chapter 6) and City Road Standards, has been approaching transportation projects with a multi-modal, Complete Streets ethic prior to passage of the ordinance.  The ordinance collects these approaches under one heading. 

 

The City uses a toolbox of diverse techniques to plan for, design, construct, operate and maintain a transportation network consistent with the goals of the Complete Streets ordinance.

 

The Complete Streets ordinance made the City eligible for an award from the Transportation Improvement Board in 2016.  Kenmore was nominated by WSDOT and the Washington Department of Commerce for this award and was selected as an “Implementer” of Complete Streets, the highest level of award.  This award was accompanied by a $500,000 grant to the City to advance Complete Streets projects.  Only six “Implementer” level awards were distributed in 2016.  The City is looking to reapply for this award in 2018.

 

Traditional Modern
Sidewalks Shared use paths
Paved shoulders Bike lanes (buffered) and sharrows
Street trees and planting strips Narrow vehicle lanes
Curbs with ramps Transit priority lanes
Crosswalks Enhanced pavement markings and symbols
Pedestrian signals Countdown and lead pedestrian signals
Signage Bulb-outs and Refuge islands
Transit stops and facilities Rectangular rapid-flash beacon enhanced crosswalks
Speed bumps Bike parking
Raised medians Street furniture and temporary installations
Street lighting Textured and colored pavements
  Focused LED street lighting and pedestrian-level lighting
  Traffic circles and roundabouts
  Chicanes

 

                 
y of Kenmore, through our Target Zero initiative (link), Comprehensive Plan Transportation Element (link) and City Road Standards (link), has been approaching transportation projects with a multi-modal, Complete Streets ethic prior to passage of the ordinance.  The ordinance collects these approaches under one heading.
Last updated: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:03pm