Getting into, around and through Bellevue is a given. Transportation is both reliable and predictable. Mode choices are abundant and safe.
Bellevue is well connected to the rest of the region and its activities via roads and transit. Bellevue’s commercial centers are bustling, but can be reliably traversed by their employees and customers even during commute hours and holidays. People come to Bellevue for entertainment and shopping because it is convenient to get around.
Adequate regional road capacity handles a high volume of demand. Regional trips are accommodated on regional roads, thus limiting the impacts to neighborhoods from cut-through traffic. Roads are well designed and maintained and are managed to minimize congestion and keep people moving even at peak periods. A state-of-the-art intelligent transportation system moves people through the city with a minimum of wait times and frustration. Those who choose to drive can find convenient parking. Visitors and those who do not drive enjoy ample public transportation with seamless, reliable connections through a wide variety of services including local transit, circulator buses, taxis and ride-sharing services. Walking and biking is safe and enjoyable, and pedestrians are comfortable and safe.
3. Continue to execute our transportation capital plans for future growth and mobility of the city. Use the funding provided by the Neighborhood Safety Connectivity and Congestion Levy to improve the safety, transportation and quality of life in neighborhoods.
4. Advocate with the state Department of Transportation and regional agencies for acceleration of the I-405 Corridor Program, completion of SR 520, including Bellevue projects (i.e. NE 6th, 124th NE Interchange, braided ramps, Coal Creek Parkway).
5. Continue to fund, design and build projects within the Downtown Transportation Plan, Wilburton Connection and BelRed.
6. Continue the oversight of light rail construction and ensure that we implement an effective strategy for construction mitigation for neighborhoods, traffic and business.