The Transportation Department is working to make Downtown Bellevue a safe and comfortable place for people to bike. The City Council envisions a well-connected network of bicycle facilities in Bellevue that enhance livability, support economic vitality, and serve the mobility needs of people of all ages and abilities. Investments in bicycle facilities will help make Downtown a more attractive and accessible place for people to live, work, and visit.

With this vision in mind, we are exploring the possibility of installing the first high-comfort bikeway in Downtown as a pilot project in 2018. Using flexible and low-cost treatments, this demonstration would provide a real-world opportunity to evaluate how the latest bikeway design concepts function in Bellevue. Four streets are candidates for the pilot project: 108th Ave NE, 106th Ave NE, Main St, and NE 2nd St.

We want your help to select the preferred street and develop a design that balances community priorities. Each candidate bikeway project offers its own set of benefits and challenges. We recognize that introducing a new bicycle facility on any of the candidate streets will involve tradeoffs.

The demonstration is expected to be in place for several months or more, from mid-2018 through at least December. A before-and-after study will be done to assess how the project affects travel for all road users. Outcomes will be monitored and adjustments could be made after installation as needed to improve operations. The pilot project will ultimately help inform how to invest in a network of downtown bicycle improvements in the future.

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. If you are interested in learning more about individual project concepts, you can choose to answer additional questions that should take about 10 additional minutes to complete.

Click “Next” below to get started!
For more information about the potential demonstration bikeway project, visit the Downtown Demonstration Bikeway webpage.