BDA TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
The BDA Transportation Committee tracks mobility issues impacting Bellevue's urban growth areas. Guided by the 2019 Board-approved Downtown Access Strategy, Committee members dive into pertinent transportation policies emerging at city, county, and state levels. Issues are unpacked through a process of meetings. And, recommendations are produced and forwarded to the BDA Board for action. This Committee is open to all BDA members.
PREPPING FOR 2020
The BDA Board of Directors is updating its Strategic Plan to reflect the sudden surge of growth and better angle its members to address emerging issues. The update will include new focuses on relevant issues like housing and placemaking. Investments in transportation projects and initiatives will be a continued focused for the Strategic Plan, but it'll be more intertwined with other BDA advocacy goals. More information about the 2020 update and futures meetings will be reveled in the New Year.
- Mulimodal 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-450 Capacity and Access - Advocating to WSDOT and the Washington legislature for critical investments to advance and complete the I-405 Masterplan. These investments are necessary for Sound Transit's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project plans, a program supported by the BDA.
Committee members receive regular updates, resource materials, meeting invitations, and opportunities to communicate feedback. To join the committee, please contact Matt Jack, BDA Policy Manager.