Bridle Trails

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.

Thank you to Bridle Trails residents for your participation in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program in 2018!

Three capital improvement projects are coming to your area:

NE 40th St Restriping between 140th Ave NE and 146th Ave NE:

In January 2020, this Bridle Trails project was increased from restriping to full sidewalk:

From Re-Striping to NEW Sidewalk!  NE 40th Street from 140th Avenue NE to 14500 block NE: This project will construct a sidewalk with planter strip on the north side of NE 40th Street from 140th Avenue NE to approximately the 14500 block, filling in the missing gap. In conjunction with the sidewalk project, bike lanes will also be implemented along the NE 40th corridor. Other elements to be considered with this project will be speed radar feedback signs, a speed limit evaluation and a marked pedestrian crossing near 142nd Avenue NE. This project is being made possible by utilizing the NEP funds that were voted in by the neighborhood in 2018, along with funds from the Transportation’s Neighborhood Sidewalk Program and the Neighborhood Safety and Connectivity levy. Project manager: TBD. Estimated Design to begin in 2021. Estimated Project Completion: Spring/Summer 2022. (NEP funding $75,750 + Transportation department budgets $1,650,000)

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. Estimated Project Completion:  Summer 2020. Project Manager: Jeremy Chin (425-452-4179);

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. Estimated Project Completion: Summer 2021. Project Manager: Ernie Podaca (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


January 2018 - September 2018