Reasonably than going project-by-project to construct one-off bike tasks, Bellevue is at present planning a extra complete and fewer incremental method. The Eastside metropolis is at present searching for suggestions on what they’re calling “Bike Bellevue,” a community of 11 tasks that may construct on current work to create a related community of motorcycle routes in and close to town heart and Spring District.
You’ll be able to study extra about every of the proposed tasks and submit suggestions by way of their on-line survey.
Not solely are many of those tasks very promising, however approaching them as a community fairly than single tasks in isolation is sensible. It places every venture in context fairly than partaking the neighborhood about every particular person and incomplete piece of what may some day be a part of a community.
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Bike Bellevue didn’t come out of nowhere, although. It’s based mostly on greater than a decade of earlier planning in addition to town’s adopted strategic plan, as town notes within the venture description:
Bike Bellevue is the subsequent step in bettering the protection, connectivity and luxury of the bicycle community within the metropolis. It builds on planning undertaken by the 2009 Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan, the 2016 Bicycle Fast Implementation Program, the 2020 Imaginative and prescient Zero Strategic Plan and the 2022 Mobility Implementation Plan. These previous efforts knowledgeable the council-approved venture rules, which the Transportation Fee’s information in growing Bike Bellevue.
The general objective is to “permit individuals to journey on a devoted community of bicycle services all through the venture space, drastically increasing entry between houses, transit, jobs and recreation.” The enhancements additionally goal town’s “excessive harm community,” that are the streets the place many of the deaths and accidents happen. When all of the tasks are full, about half of town’s present high-injury streets can have “a bicycle community enchancment,” in response to the venture description. That’s up from 13% at this time.
The survey consists of venture details about every of the 11 tasks, full with photo-realistic idea pictures. It’s also possible to take a look at the design idea diagrams for the tasks and go away a remark a couple of particular location within the plan, which is fairly neat. Beneath is a fast take a look at all 11 tasks. You could find their quantity on the map above. Click on on the venture identify to go to that section’s survey web page.