A street with signs indicating it is closed to vehicle traffic.
Park Lane in Downtown Kirkland is open to pedestrians 6pm-11pm. (Credit: Jennie Jaeger)

Liveable Kirkland would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for a short walk through Park Lane (Downtown Kirkland) and the surrounding areas. Event details are available on Meetup and Facebook.

This drone photo looks from the transit center on 3rd Street, southwest down the two blocks of Park Lane, to Marina Park. (Credit: Kurt Dresner)

We’ll gather at Kirkland’s Marina Park Pavilion at 5:15pm for a few introductory remarks. At 5:30pm sharp we’ll start our walk down Park Lane, while it is open to vehicle traffic, proceeding past the Transit Center to Peter Kirk Park. We will then walk back to Park Lane, which will be closed to vehicle traffic when we return.

The walking tour will meet in the pavilion in Marina Park, Kirkland. (Credit: Jennie Jaeger)

Afterward, we’re planning on having some drinks and discussion at an outdoor table at one of the restaurants on Park Lane.

The purpose of this walk is to observe the differences between when Park Lane is open versus closed to vehicle traffic and to facilitate some discussion of the role that Park Lane can play in completing a pedestrian corridor from Kirkland Urban to the Marina. For more information on closing Park Lane to vehicle traffic, please see this August 5 piece in The Urbanist: Kirkland to Study the Future of Pedestrianized Park Lane.

Current evening closure hours on Park Lane. (Credit: Beverly Marcus)

We’d be delighted if you would join us!

Liveable Kirkland has a regularly scheduled social Meetup, the second Monday of every month, at Chainline Brewing Company at Kirkland Urban, 6pm. Our next gathering is Monday, September 12. Please join us to get to know each other and chat about activating shared goals!

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Liveable Kirkland (Guest Contributor)

Liveable Kirkland’s vision is to create homes for everyone while improving sustainability and quality of life. The key to achieving this vision is focusing growth into people-oriented, complete communities, where people can meet their routine needs without needing to drive, all connected with efficient transportation.