Walking and Biking in Bellevue
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Northeast 12th Street Bridge Detour
The state Department of Transportation will replace the Northeast 12th Street bridge over Interstate 405 with a wider one that will include a trail separated from traffic for cyclists and pedestrians. Beginning in late February, two of four lanes and one sidewalk on the existing bridge will be closed for two years, during construction of the new bridge. Bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers should use the Northeast 10th Street Bridge or other routes. WSDOT "Braids" project
City staff work to make Bellevue a good place for biking and walking. ChooseYourWayBellevue.org is a one-stop resource for all alternatives to solo driving in Bellevue, including walking and biking.
For information on walking and biking in Bellevue, or questions relating to sidewalk and bike facility maintenance, please refer to the following links:
Reports, plans and studies
Bike maps and routes
- 2009 Bike Map: Features good cycling routes, including off-street paths, as well as safety tips.
- Downtown Bellevue Bike Rack map: Secure bike parking throughout downtown. Indoor bike parking and a spacious restroom for changing clothes can be found in the Rider Services Building at the Bellevue Transit Center (Northeast Sixth Street between 108th and 110th avenues). To recommend placement of a new bike rack, e-mail Kevin McDonald.
- Bike Bellevue, MapMyRide group that presents preferred routes around the city, plotted on a topographical map, along with elevation and narrative descriptions.
To activate a traffic signal when on a bike
You don't have to push a pedestrian button to get a traffic signal to change for you on your bike. Stop on the "X" mark or on the image of a bicycle painted onto the pavement to change the signal. If you encounter a signal that does not change for you, make an online transportation maintenance request or call the Signal Shop at 425-452-6950.