East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway

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The traffic circle pattern survey has ended.

Thank you to those who selected your preferred design pattern for the five traffic circles planned for this project. The “leaves” pattern received the most votes of the almost 80 submissions received. The other patterns considered by the community were: “bike,” “brick” and “wheel spokes.” View the results at BellevueWA.gov/east-bellevue-greenway. Look for another survey in late summer where you can share your experiences and observations once the greenway elements are installed. (The survey below is closed)

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Welcome! We’re excited to share that the City of Bellevue will create its first ever Neighborhood Greenway along a north-south route in East Bellevue. This two-mile stretch, primarily located along 165th and 166th avenues, will receive treatments that are intended to make it easier to bicycle around the neighborhood and to nearby destinations. The East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway is being designed as a demonstration project to encourage continuous feedback from users and residents about their experiences. The purpose of this forum was to receive feedback on decorative treatments for five traffic circles located within the greenway corridor. The survey closed on May 7.

Description and location

The East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway will receive treatments intended to make it more comfortable to bicycle and roll along the corridor. Improvements will include:

Bicycle pavement markings will help guide cyclists along the designated greenway route and will indicate to motorists that bicyclists may be more present than other streets.

Neighborhood traffic circles will have posts to help slow vehicle traffic and decorative pavement markings to create placemaking in the neighborhood and enhance the riding experience on the greenway.

Bicycle wayfinding signage will be strategically placed signage to guide riders along the route and to nearby destinations and bicycling corridors.

Reduction in speed limit to 20 miles per hour (mph) from 25 mph will encourage safer bicycling conditions while deterring thru traffic.Relocation of stop signs at key intersections to minimize the number of stops for people biking and rolling.

The project alignment will follow the same alignment as the Healthy Street in 2020. This will begin at the corner of 166th Avenue SE and SE 16th Street in the south, and end at the corner of 165th Avenue NE and Northup Way in the north.

Share your thoughts on traffic circle decorative designs

This project will consist of decorative designs (pavement markings) within five planned traffic circles. Please provide your feedback in the “Traffic Circle Design” tab below on which design you would like to see installed. Please note that the demographic questions are optional but we would appreciate your completing them for our outreach purposes. This site will be used for feedback throughout the duration of the demonstration period,

Thank you to those who selected your preferred design pattern for the five traffic circles planned for this project. The “leaves” pattern received the most votes of the almost 80 submissions received. The other patterns considered by the community were: “bike,” “brick” and “wheel spokes.” View the results at BellevueWA.gov/east-bellevue-greenway. Look for another survey in late summer where you can share your experiences and observations once the greenway elements are installed. (The survey below is closed)

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Welcome! We’re excited to share that the City of Bellevue will create its first ever Neighborhood Greenway along a north-south route in East Bellevue. This two-mile stretch, primarily located along 165th and 166th avenues, will receive treatments that are intended to make it easier to bicycle around the neighborhood and to nearby destinations. The East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway is being designed as a demonstration project to encourage continuous feedback from users and residents about their experiences. The purpose of this forum was to receive feedback on decorative treatments for five traffic circles located within the greenway corridor. The survey closed on May 7.

Description and location

The East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway will receive treatments intended to make it more comfortable to bicycle and roll along the corridor. Improvements will include:

Bicycle pavement markings will help guide cyclists along the designated greenway route and will indicate to motorists that bicyclists may be more present than other streets.

Neighborhood traffic circles will have posts to help slow vehicle traffic and decorative pavement markings to create placemaking in the neighborhood and enhance the riding experience on the greenway.

Bicycle wayfinding signage will be strategically placed signage to guide riders along the route and to nearby destinations and bicycling corridors.

Reduction in speed limit to 20 miles per hour (mph) from 25 mph will encourage safer bicycling conditions while deterring thru traffic.Relocation of stop signs at key intersections to minimize the number of stops for people biking and rolling.

The project alignment will follow the same alignment as the Healthy Street in 2020. This will begin at the corner of 166th Avenue SE and SE 16th Street in the south, and end at the corner of 165th Avenue NE and Northup Way in the north.

Share your thoughts on traffic circle decorative designs

This project will consist of decorative designs (pavement markings) within five planned traffic circles. Please provide your feedback in the “Traffic Circle Design” tab below on which design you would like to see installed. Please note that the demographic questions are optional but we would appreciate your completing them for our outreach purposes. This site will be used for feedback throughout the duration of the demonstration period,

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have questions about the East Bellevue Demonstration Greenway or the community engagement process, ask it here. A staff member will review all questions and post responses here. This tool closes on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your feedback!

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    Could this be part of a future Greenway connection to Interlake High School and the new light rail stations? Riding on major streets with bike lanes can be scary. I also wanted to voice my support for this project which ensures these Greenways continue to grow and help connect our regional bicycle network. Thank you!

    Mike B asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for your feedback and question. The 165th/166th avenue corridor is one of several that have been identified in our long-range plans as bicycle greenways. (2009 Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan and 2016 Bicycle Rapid Implementation Program Report.)

    We will definitely keep our sites on a connection to Interlake High School as we advance our goals to increase bike connectivity throughout the city.  

     Look for an other opportunity on this site in late summer to give additional feedback on the treatments planned for 165th/166th.   

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    I regularly ride bicycles along the proposed path with my kids. It is already a very safe road to ride. As a bicyclist and a resident I oppose all measures proposed in the East Bellevue Neighborhood Demonstration Greenway. I am especially against the traffic circle on the 8th St, 9th St and 12th St. The circles unnecessary block the roadway for all traffic. Who wants these measures to be implemented in our community? This is just a waste of money.

    Sergey asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Sergey

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts; they’ve been shared with the project manager. We’re glad that you feel safe when you ride the corridor.

    Traffic circles are temporary by nature and are designed to slow vehicle traffic and reduce volumes. Traffic circles do not block the roadway. We’ve used decorative treatments at traffic circles in other neighborhoods as a means to provide a sense of place and visual guide marker for users.

    We appreciate your concern for the cost of the project which is estimated cost at $200,000.