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Unveiling Eastrail – previously known as Eastside Rail Corridor

Posted on July 22, 2019

This past weekend we unveiled the Eastrail, the new name for the emerging 42-mile multipurpose trail previously known as Eastside Rail Corridor.  The Eastrail name evokes its rail history and its trail future. The new tagline, “Let’s Connect,” reflects the vision of the corridor to better connect Eastside communities with an uninterrupted, non-motorized trail.

King County Metro VANniversary celebrates 40 years of commuter vans.

Posted on July 22, 2019

Forty years after the first vanpools started in Seattle in 1979, King County Metro’s publicly-owned and operated commuter van program leads the nation for having the most public vanpools. Today and this month we celebrate this important milestone in public transit history four decades in the making and dubbed VANniversary.

Party for Eastside Rail Corridor Saturday

Posted on July 19, 2019

The Eastside Rail Corridor segments in Bellevue already include more than two miles of interim gravel trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. But the best is yet to come, with the development of a new ped-bike bridge over Northeast Eighth Street, a "floating" trail atop a refurbished Wilburton Trestle and a new span over Interstate 405.


Come celebrate the entire corridor -- including the unveiling of a new name -- at a family-friendly event on Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-noon, at Redmond Central Connector Park. Live music, a kids’ bike rodeo, a group ride and more.
 

Montlake Freeway Station bus stops close

Posted on June 14, 2019

Starting June 22, 2019, buses will no longer stop at the Montlake Freeway Station due to the construction of WSDOT's Montlake project. In response, WSDOT and Sound Transit have partnered together to add ST Route 542 service on evenings and weekends in order to provide 7-day service between the Redmond, Montlake and the U-District. 

Explore Bellevue on Lake to Lake Bike Ride

Posted on May 23, 2019

The eighth annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride on Saturday, June 8 will provide riders of all levels and abilities with an opportunity to experience Bellevue by bicycle. Riders can choose between three routes — a mostly flat, approximately nine-mile Greenbelt loop perfect for families and less experienced cyclists; a more challenging, 22-mile Lake to Lake loop with some climbs; and a new, free kids ride.

City of Bellevue Council Roundup:Update on Downtown Bikeway Projects

Posted on May 17, 2019

At Monday’s extended study session, the City Council was briefed on ongoing efforts and possible next steps to make downtown’s bicycle network safer and more effective. The presentation focused on a bikeway on 108th Avenue Northeast and bike lanes on Main Street.

A Fresh New Look for our Website

Posted on May 14, 2019

If you’re reading this post, you are viewing our newly refreshed, redesigned Choose Your Way Bellevue website! We wanted to keep providing you the same useful travel option information for getting around Bellevue, while streamlining it for easier viewing. Our intent is a clean look with fewer words and pages that get straight to the point.

From Puget Sound Regional Council: Continuing strong transit ridership in region

Posted on May 13, 2019

Transit boardings in the central Puget Sound region grew to 221 million by the end of 2018, marking the eighth straight year of growing transit ridership. Between 2017 and 2018, light rail boardings increased by 6.3%, commuter rail boardings by 4.5%, and ferry boardings by 2%. Bus boardings held steady at 0.2%.

Lake to Lake Bike Ride on June 8 - sign up!

Posted on May 7, 2019

Explore Bellevue's hidden treasures by bike on the Lake to Lake Bike Ride on June 8, 2019, rain or shine. Bring the whole family to this enjoyable, non-competitive ride benefiting the City of Bellevue's youth camp scholarship fund.