Bridle Trails

The votes are in!

Thank you to Bridle Trails residents for your participation in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

Three new capital improvement projects will be coming to your area, thanks to 470 households that submitted ballots:

Enhanced Walkway on NE 40th St between 140th Ave NE and 146th Ave NE: This project will restripe NE 40th St to narrow existing travel lanes, add painted buffer area on the south side of the road, install raised pavement markers (RPMs) inside of buffer, install extruded curb in buffer, and install pedestrian symbol pavement markings to enhance existing shoulder into a marked walkway. This walkway will connect the Bridle Trails neighborhood pedestrians to the sidewalk on 146th Ave NE, which continues to 148th Ave NE and eventually to the Microsoft campus. New travel lane width will be 10-feet in each direction, which will add a traffic calming element to the road. Voted in August 2018. Project Manager: Chris Iverson (425-452-6461);

Cherry Crest Elementary Intersection Improvements: This project will enhance the three-leg intersection at 124th Ave NE and NE 32nd to encourage stop compliance and a safer pedestrian crossing condition. Includes the installation of a new streetlight on southwest corner of 124th Ave NE and NE 32nd St. Also includes the replacement of existing STOP signs with flashing STOP signs to enhance visibility. Crosswalk paint inside of existing north-south crosswalk will be added. Voted in August 2018. Project Manager: Chris Iverson (425-452-6461);

Cherry Crest Mini Park Improvements: This project will provide for various park improvements including: General Improvements: Power washing of entire park site, refinish trellis at entry, repaint handrails and concrete wall letter blocks at picnic area, install a bike rack. Playground Area Improvements: Relocation and replacement of water fountain (and addition of pet fountain), replacement of play equipment and digger, replacement of poured-in-place surface at play area, removal of concrete letter blocks at play area and extend knee wall. Court Areas: Power wash courts, replace the basketball backboards and restripe court, replace the tennis court windscreen, restripe the tennis court and add striping for pickleball, refinish tennis court benches. Voted in August 2018. Project Manager, Lynde Wallick (425-452-2932);

A Bridle Trails NEP Newsletter was mailed to each household in your area with complete voting results.

The Bridle Trails NEP kicked off in January of 2018 with 124 resident-identified project ideas submitted. Those projects were then reviewed for accessibility, feasibility, cost, timeliness and maintainability to determine which were eligible to become ballot projects. 29 projects were chosen and voted on by area residents. The top three projects receiving votes will be installed over the next 3-5 years.

The NEP program is a commitment from Bellevue’s City Council to provide residents with the opportunity to enhance their individual neighborhood areas through city-funded, small capital improvement projects. In 2015, the council approved $5-million for the program over a seven-year period to serve two NEP programs a year. The budget is distributed among each of the NEP neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

For more information about the specifics of the city’s NEP program, contact NEP Coordinator, Theresa Cuthill at

Process Materials & Resources

Bridle Trails NEP Newsletter
Bridle Trails NEP Voting Households Map
Bridle Trails Voter’s Guide (Proposed Projects)
Bridle Trails Project Locations Map
Bridle Trails January 2018 Kick-Off Meeting Presentation
Bridle Trails Neighborhood Area Map
Bridle Trails Neighborhood Profile


Theresa CuthillNEP Coordinator



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