Eastside

New Bellevue and Woodinville Eastrail Segments Anticipated to Open in 2021

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Underway in the Eastside is an effort to unify isolated railway-turned trails into a regionally unrivaled trail. Named Eastrail in 2019, the planned trail...
A row of skyscrapers behind a row of trees at a Bellevue park.

A Perspective from the City Across the Lake

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It was fitting for my first full day in the Pacific Northwest to start off with a cold and rainy January morning. As I...
I-405 northbound car traffic with bridges and skyscrapers in the background.

Bellevue’s New I-405 Interchange Won’t Reduce Congestion

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Cities across the country have poured billions and billions into ineffective road infrastructure projects that are leaving them deep in traffic and even deeper...
Downtown Bellevue viewed from the east with I-405 chasm setting off Wilburton. Seattle skyline and Lake Washington in the background. (

Despite Its Bluster, Bellevue Is Ill-Prepared for Amazon Boom

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Yesterday, Puget Sound Business Journal published a story on Bellevue's affordability efforts. Despite some optimistic quotes from local leaders, Bellevue has yet to crack...
108th Avenue protected bike lane in Bellevue. (Photo by Chris Randels)

Paint Is Not Enough for Bellevue Bike Network

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

Bellevue’s Downtown Signal Policy Discourages Walking

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On Tuesday, KOMO TV reporter Steve McCarron tweeted about Bellevue police stopping pedestrians who tried to enter the crosswalk on the blinking red hand...

Off Limits: How Seattle’s Suburbs Are Blocking Housing

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Suburbs surrounding Seattle, some of them literally islands, are pulling up the drawbridges to growth. That is putting even more pressure on Seattle to...

Bellevue Makes Progress on Vision Zero Action Plan, Seeks Feedback

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Near the end of 2015, Bellevue City Council endorsed Vision Zero with a goal of reaching zero traffic deaths and serious injuries by the...