Category Archives: Neighborhood Projects

What are Chicanes?

Chicanes–or slow points–are horizontal deflections designed to slow traffic speeds and can potentially discourage cut-through traffic.  They interrupt a normally straight roadway forcing drivers to reduce their speed and navigate the chicane before continuing down the roadway.  Chicanes are just … Continue reading

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Radar Signs Installed Ahead of March 19 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Detour

At this point, the West Lake Sammamish Parkway (WLSP) southbound detour from SE 34th Street to I-90—scheduled to commence March 19 and last approximately 8 months—should come as no surprise. While the closure will impact commuters and residents by potentially adding … Continue reading

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Speed Humps: You Either Like Them or You Don’t

Contrary to popular belief, speed humps don’t just appear on neighborhood streets and there is no magical speed hump stork that delivers them in the middle of the night.  So when, why, and how do speed humps get installed?  Speed humps … Continue reading

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Comment on Neighborhood Sidewalk Proposals

This is your chance to comment and help prioritize which neighborhood sidewalks will be built in Bellevue in 2013 and beyond. Look at a Bellevue map.  What do you see?  You probably notice a smattering of curving, languid streets stretching … Continue reading

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