The 108th Avenue Complete Street project (video), open to the public in April 2021, builds on previous work for the 108th Avenue Bikeway, finished in 2018. The latest improvements make it safer and more convenient for people walking, bicycling, riding transit, and driving on this important north-south street through downtown Bellevue. It’s one of several Downtown Bikeways aimed at enhancing safety in Bellevue's busiest neighborhood.
Complete Streets are designed and operated so that people of all ages and abilities can use them safely and comfortably however they travel. More information about complete streets is available in the project update.
The project, which runs from just south of Main Street to NE 12th Street, includes numerous improvements, benefiting different groups who use the corridor.
- People who bicycle: Improve the existing bikeway using new pavement markings; upgrade sharrows to bike lanes between Main Street and NE 2nd Place; bike signals at Main, NE 2nd and NE 12th streets; more curbs, posts and planters to increase bikeway separation; and raised pavement in some busy driveways.
- People who walk and roll: Upgrade mid-block crosswalks (between NE 10th and NE 12th streets, and between NE 2nd and NE 4th streets) with flashing beacons; improve accessibility; change shape of corners at some intersections to slow turning vehicles and make crosswalks safer.
- People who drive: Repave the intersection at NE 2nd Street; designate more curb space for passenger loading and unloading; and modify traffic signals to improve safety.
- People who take transit: Add red paint to bus-only lanes near Bellevue Transit Center to reduce unauthorized use and improve transit travel times; and improve the floating bus platform near NE 2nd Street.
Project construction completed (April 2021)
The estimated cost is $1.29 million and is funded by various city programs, including the voter-approved, 2016 Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Levy and by the Pavement and Bridge Management Program.