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.
This section provides answers to some of those frequently asked questions (FAQs). It includes 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.
Who is responsible for maintaining overgrown vegetation in the right-of-way?
Can I turn left on a flashing yellow arrow?
How do I request a sidewalk, crosswalk and streetlight in my neighborhood?
How do I request a speed bump, traffic circle or residential parking zone in my neighborhood?
How do I request street and sidewalk maintenance?
How do I find out about projects being planned or built in my neighborhood?
How do I find out about road closures?
What is public right-of-way?
How do I request street sign repair?
When will light rail be running in Bellevue?
What do signs mean that say “No Parking, Stopping, Standing Anytime”?
- What, where, when: These signs indicate that a driver should not stop a vehicle for any reason in the area defined by the signs. They apply to all hours of the day and days of the week regardless of whether they say “anytime.” They are typically used on busy arterial roadways where stopping a vehicle in a travel lane for any reason creates a significant safety hazard for the driver or the drivers of other vehicles on the road.
- Enforcement and penalties: These signs are addressed by the state under RCW 46.61.570 (https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.570) and Bellevue City Code 11.23.025 (https://bellevue.municipal.codes/BCC/11.23.025). A Police officer or contracted parking enforcement employee can issue a ticket for parking, stopping or standing in these designated areas. The penalty for a “NO PARKING STOPPING STANDING ANYTIME” zone violation was $44 as of Jan. 1, 2020.
- Definitions: "Parking" is the act of stopping the vehicle and leaving the vehicle for any length of time; "Standing" is the act of stopping a vehicle and waiting in it to pick up or drop off people or packages; and "Stopping" is the act of stopping the vehicle for any reason other than if directed to stop by police.