The bike lanes in downtown Bellevue are now operating, as of the end of July.
The lanes run along 108th Avenue Northeast between Main Street and Northeast 12th Street. There is one lane on either side, which is separated from car lanes by temporary curbs, posts, painted buffer areas and planter boxes.
The project was intended to create more connectivity for people traveling within the city and to provide a connection between the SR 520 and I-90 trails.
The Neighborhood Safety, Connectivity and Congestion Levy funded this project that cost $365,933.
This week you’ll start seeing green bicycles as a part of the one-year bike share pilot program in Bellevue. The bikes are exclusively electric-assisted. The motor provides assistance up to 15 miles per hour. The bikes are owned and operated by Lime, the company that manages a bike share program in Seattle.
“The city’s bike share pilot aims to provide people who live in, work in and visit Bellevue with more choices about how they get where they want to go,” said Transportation Director Dave Berg. “Bellevue has a lot of hills, so we’re focusing on e-bikes to make riding an option for as many people as possible across the city.”