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
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
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
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:
- Completion/paving of Capehart Rd west of 36th
St to 84th St and 48th St. south of Hwy 370 to Platteview
- Resurfacing Capehart Rd., the railroad crossings
just west of Fort Crook Rd. on Childs and Chandler, and Harrison St. east of 48th
- Improved, more efficient/safe traffic control at
intersections on Fort Crook Rd, at 15th and Cornhusker, and at 36th
Thank you very much for your time and interest!