(2/19) NOTICE:
At the request of City staff, the meeting regarding the I-405 South Downtown Access Study has moved to Tuesday, March 2 from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Advocacy timelines have not changed. This Committee will act on a recommendation on March 2. The BDA Board will review that recommendation on March 16 in preparation to advocate a position before Council selects a preferred alternative on April 5.  

I-405 South Downtown Access Study
BDA Transportation Committee members will gather on March 2 to review the I-405 South Downtown Access Study findings with City staff and act on a recommendation. See the City’s February 4 slide deck for key findings re: travel times, costs, and impacts. Please review this information if you plan to participate in this Committee work.

Meeting Details:
Tuesday, March 2 
12:00 - 1:30pm
Microsoft Teams
Must be a committee member to Access

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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-450 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