As an employment hub and population center on the Eastside with more than 140,000 workers and 139,000 residents, Bellevue supports alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles for getting into, out of and around the city.
To encourage that, the city has created Choose Your Way Bellevue, a one-stop resource for transportation alternatives. Whether people choose to take a bus, walk, carpool or ride a bike, residents and commuters will realize benefits, including less traffic and less air pollution. A video about the Transit Master Plan highlights the importance of transit to the community.
The city has a Transportation Demand Management Program to encourage alternate modes of transportation and maximize the efficiency of the existing transportation system. Reducing trips helps manage congestion, lowers spending on new transportation facilities and lessens neighborhood impacts. It can also help the city meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, which accounts for approximately 43 percent of overall emissions.