The Neighborhood Safety Program empowers neighborhood associations to work collaboratively to identify, prioritize and address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in our neighborhood. Each year there is a total of $350,000 available for projects citywide under $50,000. Projects fall into the following categories:
- Bicycle facility: Bike lanes or trails.
- Crosswalks: New crosswalks, improved crosswalk ramps (ADA), crosswalk islands, and rapid flashing beacons.
- Intersection Improvement: Signage, parking, and pedestrian “bump outs.”
- Traffic Calming: Traffic islands, speed cushions, pedestrian “bump outs,” signage, and radar signs.
- Walkway/Sidewalk and Trail: Gravel trails, steps, curb, traffic delineators, and sidewalks.
- Street Light: On existing utility pole or installing a light new pole.
City staff has approved a crosswalk project submitted by the Lakeview Neighborhood Association that will link the Lakeview Senior Living facility with the stairway that leads to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Project will be completed in 2020.
Have a project idea for the 2020 Neighborhood Safety Program? Enter your project idea in the “Suggest a Project” interactive map at any time during the year. (Click the “I want to…” blue button and then select “Submit a Project Idea” in the drop-down dialog box. The interactive map will step you through pinpointing your project location, selecting a project type and describing your idea.) The City reviews and responds to all suggestions and will let you know if your project meets the NSP parameters.