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Author: Christopher Randels

Divided Between Progressives and Conservatives, Bellevue Mayoral Vote May Decide City’s Direction

Article update: On January 3rd, 2022, Lynne Robinson was reelected as Mayor and Jared Nieuwenhuis as Deputy Mayor of Bellevue. It's been nearly two...

New Zoning of East Main Site in Bellevue May Create 1,500 Homes Near Light...

Last week, Bellevue City Council approved a Land Use Code Amendment (LUCA) to allow for increased building density on a 60-acre site to the...
A crosswalk in Downtown Bellevue.

Bellevue Seeks Public Input for its Multimodal Future

Bellevue's reputation as our region's most car-dominated metropolis is well-established and, to my chagrin, well-founded. Guided in part by the desires of our city's...

Photo Tour of Sound Transit’s New Operations and Maintenance Facility East

Excitement has long been building for Sound Transit's many system expansions that are due over the next few years. With the agency's extension of...

East Bellevue Community Council Blocks Necessary Parking Reform

The move embroiled the City of Bellevue in a costly legal fight. Already on the hook for $40,000 in legal fees, the City could...
A row of skyscrapers behind a row of trees at a Bellevue park.

A Perspective from the City Across the Lake

It was fitting for my first full day in the Pacific Northwest to start off with a cold and rainy January morning. As I...

Bellevue’s NE 8th Street is Deadly and Broken

At 5:20pm Monday, Bellevue Police received a call about a pedestrian-driver collision near Crossroads Park. A 92-year-old gentleman was walking along NE 8th St...
108th Avenue protected bike lane in Bellevue. (Photo by Chris Randels)

Paint Is Not Enough for Bellevue Bike Network

Although Seattle, the economic and cultural hub of our region, rightfully receives ample scrutiny for its commitment to a greener, more equitable mobility system,...