Transpo Judges Student Design Challenge for Cross Kirkland Corridor

Kirkland Connector

Transpo Group and the City of Kirkland worked with students from the ASCE chapters at Seattle University and the University of Washington to host the ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference Transportation Competition last week, in coordination with the regional steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions.  Student teams were asked to design safe and efficient trail crossings for Kirkland’s recently-purchased Cross Kirkland Corridor. The new multimodal corridor is 5.75 mile segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor, and it will serve as a cross-town recreation and commuting pathway for cyclists and pedestrians.

After six weeks of design effort, teams from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington presented their designs to a judging panel composed of City officials, Transpo engineers, and cycling and pedestrian advocates.  The results earned praise from the judging panel and will assist the City as it begins planning, designing, and implementing improvements along this new corridor.

Want to know more? Check out the Kirkland Reporter’s article about the competition.