The City of Kenmore strives to create a safe and efficient network of multi-modal transportation throughout the City which serves the needs of its citizens. To meet this goal, we have established a set of Road Standards. These Road Standards are intended to ensure that future improvements are planned, designed, and constructed in a manner which best meets these City goals and best serves the needs of our citizens. Within these Road Standards, the City seeks to balance the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, freight vehicles, emergency services, and drivers of personal vehicles to create a vibrant and mobile community. The City is conscious of long-term maintenance needs and must pair future development with a sustainable maintenance program for public improvements. The City seeks to develop in a manner which provides comfort and aesthetic value to our community.
In addition, these City of Kenmore Road Standards are intended to support the City of Kenmore’s goals for providing adequate facilities for development in an efficient manner, complying with storm water management regulations, and preserving environmental and cultural resources while balancing these goals with the general safety and mobility needs of the traveling public.
A copy of the most recent City of Kenmore Road Standards can be found in the Document Box in the left navigation panel.
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.
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To read details about the City's goal of achieving zero pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries in Kenmore by the year 2025, please go to: Target Zero Initiative.
Traffic speed and volume studies have been conducted in multiple locations in Kenmore. The link below opens to an interactive GIS map with study areas identified by small dots. Click on one of the dots to view data recorded for that location. If more than one study has been performed in the same location you'll see it noted in the upper left corner of the open box [ex., (1 of 2)]. Click on the > in the same bar to view the next study at that location.