Downtown Demonstration Bikeway

The Transportation Department is completing the first bikeway through the heart of Downtown as a demonstration project this summer. This will provide a safer and more comfortable route for people to bike north-south in Bellevue's most bustling neighborhood. Improvements will be made from Main Street to Northeast 12th Street.

Update

Construction began June 10 and the project is expected to be finished in July. A celebration to mark the new bikeway is planned for Tuesday, July 31, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 600 108th Ave. NE. For more information refer to the project flyer. 

Conceptual Visualization

Description

The project is funded by the Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Levy, which was approved by voters in 2016. The project will install:
  • Separated bike lanes on both sides along most of the street. Lane dividers will include painted buffer areas, temporary curbs and posts, and planter boxes.
  • Striped bike lanes in narrow road segments, such as intersection approaches at NE 4th, 6th, and 10th Street, and shared lane markings at two existing median islands where the road is too narrow to install bike lanes.
  • Additional bike safety improvements including green pavement markings highlighting mixing areas between bikes and cars, such as turn lanes and high-traffic driveways.

Outreach Materials

Contact

Franz Loewenherz

Telephone

425-452-4077

Email

FLoewenherz@bellevuewa.gov

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