Eastside

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...

Seizing the Bellevue Grand Connection Opportunity

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Bellevue Grand Connection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How do we get the most out of it? Downtown Bellevue is amidst its biggest growth spurt over...

Metro and Sound Transit Propose Major Bus Restructure on the Eastside

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King County Metro and Sound Transit are proposing a significant restructure to routes on the Eastside, which would affect communities stretching from Bellevue to...
A person loading a bike on a Sound Transit bus, a Route 535 headed to Lynnwood.

Refining I-405 BRT, Sound Transit Seeks Input on Station Access and Amenities

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Bus rapid transit (BRT) will stretch from Lynnwood to Burien via I-405 by 2024. It's the larger of two major BRT projects planned to...

Forward Thrust Part 2: The Art of Picking Sides

The Forward Thrust bond initiatives of 1968 and 1970 were a success because of their ambition. They were also failures because of their myopia....

Bellevue Adopts New Downtown Livability Standards

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Bellevue has been chugging away on a Downtown Livability Initiative for its business, retail, and housing core over the past four years. In 2013,...