FAQs

We often get questions about elements of the transportation system, such as signs, signals, lighting and pavement markings. We also receive inquiries about laws and rules and use of the public right-of-way.

The pages in this section include answers to some of those frequently asked questions (FAQs). The following FAQs include an educational video series called “On the Move with Bellevue Transportation.” 

If you have a suggested FAQ, please share it with us using the contact information listed on this page.

Residents are often unaware of who is responsible for managing overgrown vegetation. Garrett Marr, a streets maintenance group crew leader, explains that it is a shared responsibility.

A thumbnail of a video about vegetation in the right of way. Click to watch the video.

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More information.

Darcy Akers, transportation engineer, explains that it is legal to turn left on a flashing yellow arrow but there’s more you need to know.

A thumbnail of a video about turn signals. Click to watch the video.

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Bellevue residents often ask how they can request a new sidewalk, crosswalk or streetlight. Kristi Oosterveen, neighborhood sidewalk program manager, explains the process.

A thumbnail of a video about crosswalks. Click to watch the video.

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More information on sidewalks, crosswalks and street lights.
 

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services staff work with neighbors on ways to address excessive traffic safety concerns. Linda Glas, project manager, explains how you can request a speed bump, traffic circle or residential parking zone.

A thumbnail of a video about speedbumps. Click to watch the video.

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More information.