The City of Bellevue is rolling along with its Downtown Transportation Plan Update— as part of its scoping efforts, it’s used rather creative outreach strategies, including two public bike rides a couple months ago. This time around, it’s teaming up with Feet First to host walking audits designed to gather input on the downtown pedestrian experience. There will be two audits (flier here): the first on December 1st during the mid-day which is geared more to downtown employees and businesses, the second will be a weekend audit on December 3rd and gives residents and the general public a chance to join in.
From the City press release:
At lunch time on Thursday, December 1st, the walk will cover the central part of Downtown, focusing on a sample of destinations for lunch, shopping, transit or errands. A short presentation will begin at 11:45 AM. Sign-in will be in the lower lobby of the Key Center Building at the northwest corner of NE 6th Street and 108th Avenue NE, across from the Transit Center. The walk will wrap up by 1:15 PM.
On Saturday morning, December 3rd, the walk will follow a route on the north side of Downtown. During this walk residents can share their experiences walking in Downtown Bellevue. The overview presentation will begin at 9:00 AM at Top Pot Doughnuts (10600 NE 9th Place), and the walk will conclude at 10:30 AM.
If the walks are something you’re interested in, you can contact Bellevue Transportation Planner Kevin McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.