As a commercial and employment hub on the Eastside with more than 140,000 workers and 133,000 residents, the City of Bellevue supports alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles for getting around the city.
To encourage that, the city has created Choose Your Way Bellevue, a one-stop resource for alternatives, including walking and biking. Whether people choose to ride the bus, carpool or ride a bike, residents and commuters will see benefits, including less traffic and less air pollution. A video on the Bellevue Transit Master Plan highlights the importance of transit to the community.
The city also conducts various other activities to reduce trips referred to as Transportation Demand Management. Reducing trips helps manage congestion, lower the spending on new transportation facilities and lessen neighborhood impacts. In addition, trip reduction can help the city meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. A significant proportion (43 percent) of Bellevue’s greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation.