Transportation Work Kickoff  
BDA members will gather for the first meeting of the new year to discuss its focus and approach for work this year. Additional details will be shared at a latter date before the meeting.

  • Engage the City on its upcoming work to develop a Curb Management Plan to address increasing demand for curbside use by TNCs, freight, online delivering, and placemaking activities. 
  • Dive into downtown’s multimodal policies with the intent to connect all the policy dots that support a complete system; a look at Grand Connection, Vision Zero, urban bike network, and transportation demand management. 
  • Review downtown livability with the goal of accesses and linkages to public spaces and neighborhoods; a look at wayfinding and supporting pedestrian movement across super blocks. 

Meeting details:
Wednesday, February 16
12:00 - 1:00pm
Microsoft Teams
Access information is shared via email to BDA members who've joined the committee. 

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 - Analyzing the growing issue of modes competing for curb space. The City of Bellevue is studying this challenge to support future work on solutions. 
  • 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