• Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

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    image of pedestrians walking in Old Bellevue

    City Council and staff work to make Bellevue a great place to walk and bike. ChooseYourWayBellevue is a one-stop resource for all alternatives to solo driving in Bellevue, including walking and biking. Recognition of the city's efforts include a 2019 Silver Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists and a 2014 Silver Walk Friendly Community award from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

    For information about walking and biking (bike map) in Bellevue, or questions relating to sidewalk and bike facility maintenance, please refer to the following links:

    • 2020 Bike Map: Features roadway characteristics and bikeways, including off-street paths, as well as safety tips.
    • 2019 Downtown Bellevue Pedestrian Guide: Shows pedestrian connections, locations of many services and major transit routes.
    • Downtown Bellevue Bike Rack map: Secure bike parking throughout downtown. Indoor bike parking and a spacious restroom for changing clothes can be found in the Rider Services Building at the Bellevue Transit Center (Northeast Sixth Street between 108th and 110th avenues). To recommend placement of a new bike rack, e-mail Kevin McDonald.
    • Bike Bellevue, MapMyRide group that presents preferred routes around the city, plotted on a topographical map, along with elevation and narrative descriptions.

    You don't have to push a pedestrian button to get a traffic signal to change for you on your bike. Stop on the image of a bicycle painted onto the pavement to change the signal. A loop detector in the pavement will activate the traffic signal.

    In some locations, there is an "X" mark on the pavement instead of a bicycle image. If you encounter a signal that does not change for you, make a transportation maintenance request via email at OMSupport@bellevuewa.gov or call the Signal Shop at 425-452-6950.

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