City of Bellevue

Not to be confused with Bellevue’s Transportation Facilities Plan, or Seattle’s TMP, Bellevue is gathering initial input for its Transit Master Plan process. Their first step is to get ideas from this survey, open to anyone who spends time in Bellevue, transit user or not. You might win a gift certificate to one of Bellevue’s fine restaurants.

Critical issues to be addressed include:

  • Identifying the city’s most important transit corridors that carry high ridership today, as well as potential new ridership markets that will emerge as Bellevue grows in jobs and new residents;
  • Integrating transit capital facilities and services with walking and biking infrastructure, and using transit to make great places;
  • Enhancing bus transit performance through roadway investments such as traffic signal priority; and
  • Coordinating with Metro and Sound Transit to create a seamless, fully integrated, and user friendly network of transit services.

This is a good opportunity for me to bring up potential improvements around Bellevue College, a smallish capital project with huge payoffs in bus efficiency.

3 Replies to “Bellevue Transit Master Plan Getting Started”

  1. What kind of outreach is Bellevue doing to people who speak very little english or are mentally diminished to answer the questions to this survey? If little to none, the results to questions like, “How easy would you say it is to understand bus schedule information?” won’t be truly representative or accurate. People who are computer literate and good at understanding english or answering multiple choice questions are more likely to understand bus schedule information, whereas people who have difficulty understanding bus schedule information won’t even be taking the online survey to begin with. So Metro won’t even be hearing from the people who can’t comprehend their schedules because they are unable to understand or take online surveys.

    I want to thank myself for speaking out for the disadvantaged. I am a hero.

    1. What kind of outreach does Seattle/Sound Transit/Metro do for people who speak very little English or are mentally “diminished”? I’ll grant that Bellevue is more diverse than Seattle in terms of national origin, but why is this a Bellevue-specific question? Do you have other examples or suggestions to help, such as printing the survey in Chinese (as we do in this region for ballots?)

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