Bellevue Transportation Survey

The Bellevue Citizen Complete Streets Advisory Panel completed a survey to collect public input regarding public transportation, bike use, pedestrian safety, and road efficiency in Bellevue.  We had over 400 responses to the survey which included some very useful information and thoughtful recommendations.  A public meeting to discuss the results occurred on October 16th.  The meeting can be viewed on local cable channel 17.  The presentation and results can be downloaded from the documents page.

  • Bicycle Use, Trails, and Connectivity
The Bicycle Use, Trails, and Connectivity portion of the survey focused on identifying gaps in our current trail system from a transportation and recreation perspective, as well as identifying safety and maintenance issues related to current trails and transportation corridors.  Interesting findings included that over 30% of the respondents use our recreational trail system in connecting their commute routes via bicycle to work as a means of transportation.  80% of respondents said they would be likely to use a bicycle as transportation if there is safe and adequate infrastructure.  Key areas of concern were east/west routes as well as safe crossings for Hwy 370.  Safe north/south routes along 25th & 36th streets were also common concerns expressed by participants.
  • Public Transportation and Metro Service
The Public Transportation and METRO service survey focused on the city's citizens' perceptions of available public transportation, as well as asked questions about how public transportation might be more accessible and user-friendly in the City of Bellevue. The survey shows that the citizens believe the METRO service that is available is good and reliable, yet not adequate or accessible to areas of the city or the Metro where people wish to go. The survey results showed that there is a desire for more easily accessible public transportation availability, as well as a need for access to areas of the Metro where people can shop, work, and access recreation. In addition, the survey respondents voiced their opinion on the need to access healthcare facilities via public transportation more easily and the desire to be able to access western parts of the city from Olde Towne, and vice versa.
  • Pedestrian Rights-of-Way and Sidewalks
The Pedestrian Rights-of-Way and and Sidewalks portion of the survey focused on identifying where there are deficiencies or room for improvement in our city's sidewalk system.  The survey showed that the majority of respondents felt there were areas that needed sidewalk connection across the city, and that there is a need to have safe and reliable walking access for children as they walk to and from schools. There was a particular interest in ensuring sidewalks are cleared of snow and that crosswalks are safe and easily visible during winter months. In addition, respondents felt there was a distinct lack of sidewalk availability along Bellevue Boulevard, as well as along major thoroughfares, such as Cornhusker Road, 36th Street, and 25th Street.
  • Roads, Streets, Intersections, and Traffic Control

Over 100 local citizens responded to at least one question in this section.  Respondents represented many areas of Bellevue and came from several age groups.  The most common issues brought to us by respondents were:

  1. Completion/paving of Capehart Rd west of 36th St to 84th St and 48th St. south of Hwy 370 to Platteview Rd
  2. Resurfacing Capehart Rd., the railroad crossings just west of Fort Crook Rd. on Childs and Chandler, and Harrison St. east of 48th St.
  3. Improved, more efficient/safe traffic control at intersections on Fort Crook Rd, at 15th and Cornhusker, and at 36th and Capehart

Thank you very much for your time and interest!