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Gearing up for 2024

City Staff Updates & BDA Gameplan

BDA members are invited to the committee's first meeting of the year focused on providing level-setting information geared toward getting newcomers and regulars on the same page. The meeting will feature a high-level City staff overview + Q&A on mobility projects and plans related to Downtown's transportation network. Members will also learn about the BDA’s transportation work plan and committee process improvements.

Wednesday, February 15, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Microsoft Teams
Access information is shared with BDA members via email or calendar event. 

About BDA's Complete & Connected Initiative
The BDA Transportation Committee is evaluating Downtown's multimodal system to identify network gaps and help prioritize the BDA's focus on future connectivity and access improvements. This initiative will result with an update the BDA's 2019 - 2023 Downtown Access Strategy.

Want to join?

Joining grants members access to BDA Transportation Committee meetings, policy updates, and internal reporting. Contact Matt Jack if you're a BDA member who'd like to join.

Focus Areas

  • Mobility Implementation Plan - Once commonly referred as “Transportation Master Plan”, the MIP is a long-term planning framework that consolidates existing transportation plans to ensure compatibility with land use policies and visions. Policy work on the MIP is expected to span all of 2021 and go into 2022. 
  • Curbside Management - Support efforts to establish a policy framework to organize and manage the increasing demand curb space from different competing uses. The City of Bellevue is working to develop a Curbside Management Plan - work was initiated early in 2022.
  • I-405 South Downtown Access Study - City of Bellevue has partnered with WSDOT to examine opportunities for an access portal on I-405 in South Downtown. Funding will have to come from the State.  
  • Multimodal Network Connectivity - Increasing options relies on balanced, safe and accessible system for all modes. Ongoing work includes supporting opportunities that expands and diversify multimodal connectivity without stressing existing right of way. This recently includes BDA support for the N/S bikeway on 108th Ave NE and E/W bikeway extension on Main St.      
  • I-405 Capacity and Access - Advocating to WSDOT and the Washington legislature for critical investments to advance and complete the I-405 Master Plan. These investments are necessary for Sound Transit's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project plans, a program supported by the BDA.    

Get Involved

Committee members receive regular updates, resource materials, meeting invitations, and opportunities to communicate feedback. To join the committee, please contact Matt Jack, BDA Policy Director