Bellevue 2044 - Access & Mobility

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One of the key and longstanding principles of planning in Bellevue and the region is to focus housing and job growth in places that have good access to a variety of transportation options. This helps make it easier to manage traffic, shorten commute times, reduce pollution and give people more time to spend with their families and communities.

Many community members have expressed a strong desire to enhance the ability to access stores, cafes, services, parks, and other amenities close to home. People are interested in improving the city's neighborhood centers so people can walk or bike more to meet their daily needs and reduce their overall number of car trips.

People have also expressed concern about how growth will impact traffic and are interested in exploring a wide variety of approaches to managing traffic and giving people options for getting around the city and the region.

Thinking about the intersection of transportation and land use is an important part of the planning process. The Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update gives the city the opportunity to lay a foundation for future improvements that will help people enjoy and activate the spaces around them.


DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT READY FOR REVIEW

On Thursday, April 27 the city released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update. Community members and organizations with an interest in the future growth of Bellevue can now comment on the DEIS until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12. To read the DEIS and find out how to submit comments, please visit the city's Environmental Review webpage

One of the key and longstanding principles of planning in Bellevue and the region is to focus housing and job growth in places that have good access to a variety of transportation options. This helps make it easier to manage traffic, shorten commute times, reduce pollution and give people more time to spend with their families and communities.

Many community members have expressed a strong desire to enhance the ability to access stores, cafes, services, parks, and other amenities close to home. People are interested in improving the city's neighborhood centers so people can walk or bike more to meet their daily needs and reduce their overall number of car trips.

People have also expressed concern about how growth will impact traffic and are interested in exploring a wide variety of approaches to managing traffic and giving people options for getting around the city and the region.

Thinking about the intersection of transportation and land use is an important part of the planning process. The Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update gives the city the opportunity to lay a foundation for future improvements that will help people enjoy and activate the spaces around them.


DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT READY FOR REVIEW

On Thursday, April 27 the city released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update. Community members and organizations with an interest in the future growth of Bellevue can now comment on the DEIS until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12. To read the DEIS and find out how to submit comments, please visit the city's Environmental Review webpage

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  • Access Discussion

    11 months ago
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    This discussion is currently paused while the community reviews the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). To learn more about the DEIS please visit https://bellevuewa.gov/2044-environmental-review.

    Ensuring our transportation is safe, efficient, sustainable, and provides people with a variety of options is a key part of long-term planning. Whether it’s running errands, commuting to work, picking up kids from school, or meeting friends for dinner, people have many places to go. In this space we want to hear about how people are getting around the city and the region today, challenges people are experiencing, and possible approaches to addressing those challenges. 

    In the discussion space we invite you to share the following:

    • Identify one place you regularly go to in Bellevue or the region (for school, work, errands, shopping, etc.).
    • Tell us how you get there today (car, transit, bike) and challenges you experience. 
    • One possible option for how we might address that challenge. 

    Keep in mind that possible approaches could fall under two different categories:

    • Land Use Policies – ex: make it easier to walk to shopping centers, encourage more family sized apartments near light-rail. 

    • Transportation Policies – ex: prioritize traffic calming at busy/dangerous intersectionsexpand car sharing options. 

    You are also invited to share your thoughts on the challenges that other people experience and what you see as pros and cons of any approaches that are suggested.

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