On Monday, July 9, the Bellevue City Council held a briefing on the Downtown Transportation Plan for years leading up to 2030. In an effort to ensure that access at Bellevue’s core is safe for motorists, cyclists, transit riders and walkers, Council members expressed interest in improving various intersections specifically for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The new plan looks at major projects such as new highway overpasses and streets as well as smaller projects such as lane striping, traffic signals and crosswalks.
Many of the improvements center around 112th Ave., which is part of the Lake Washington Loop route and a major bike commuter route.
Council members are considering whether an overpass or underpass for pedestrians and cyclists should be built at the intersection of NE 8th St and 112th Ave NE, which has four-direction traffic as well as on- and off-ramps for Interstate 405.
The plan also looks at east-to-west corridor improvements on Main and NE 12th Streets, and north-to-south corridor improvements on 100th, 108th and 112th Avenues NE.
See a video of the meeting, here.