Rapid Implementation Program

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The Bicycle Rapid Implementation Program uses low-cost materials to quickly install projects that help complete Bellevue's bicycle network, making streets safer for people bicycling. More than a dozen projects have been completed since 2017 with funding support from the Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity, and Congestion Levy.

Improvements include installing new bike lanes or upgrading existing ones, adding pavement markings to increase the visibility of people bicycling traffic signal modifications to prevent turning conflicts. The Downtown Demonstration Bikeway on 108th Avenue was the first in the city to install curbs, posts and planter boxes to provide physical separation between bicyclists and motor vehicle traffic, improving comfort for all street users.

image of person bicycling in downtown on 108th Avenue Northeast

The Bicycle Rapid Implementation Program Report (2016) identifies 52 candidate projects. Others will be considered as needs and opportunities are identified. You can download the Full Report (235 MB) or sections of the report: