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2003 Washington APA Conference

  1. 1. Bellevue Transit PlanWashington APA Conference October 2003
  2. 2. Importance of Transit in BellevueStudent Student Downtown Employee
  3. 3. Factors Affecting Transit Performance Local Policy Decisions Land UseManagement/Staff Urban design Operating Environment Skills & Experience Parking Density Leadership Zoning Land Use Patterns Service Design Congestion Service Quality Geography
  4. 4. Bellevue Transit PlanADOPTED 4/01Service Element Capital Element Policy ElementEvaluate Existing Conditions Transit Facilities • Documentation of • Bus Stop Amenities City’s Transit-Related Council Adopted • Layovers Initiatives • Sidewalk Connectivity Activity Based • Evaluation of Service Network • Commuter Parking Comprehensive Plan Roadway Segments • Signal Priority • Evaluation of LandEvaluate Future Conditions • Intersection Radii Use Code • Pavement Overlay Public Input
  5. 5. Public Outreach Effort• Focus Groups - discussions with Bellevue residents: – Group 1 - Seniors – Group 2 - Youth/student – Group 3 - Residents who use existing transit services• Notification - Its Your City summary of the Bellevue Transit Plan.• Survey - made available via Internet and U.S. mail.• Intercept Interviews - Bellevue staff interviewed transit patrons in Bellevue.• Public Hearing - hosted by the Bellevue Transportation Commission.
  6. 6. Summary of Public Outreach Effort• Issues & Suggested Improvements – Span of Service: earlier/later transit operation – Access: shelters, sidewalks – Frequency of service & transfers – Speed• Overwhelming view of transit as an asset to neighborhoods
  7. 7. Bellevue Transit PlanADOPTED 4/01Service Element Capital Element Policy ElementEvaluate Existing Conditions Transit Facilities • Documentation of • Bus Stop Amenities City’s Transit-Related Council Adopted • Layovers Initiatives • Sidewalk Connectivity Activity Based • Evaluation of Service Network • Commuter Parking Comprehensive Plan Roadway Segments • Signal Priority • Evaluation of LandEvaluate Future Conditions • Intersection Radii Use Code • Pavement Overlay Public Input
  8. 8. Current Transit ServicesNight serviceOn-time performance
  9. 9. Peak Hour Frequency Improvements Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2007 Overlake Overlake Overlake Crossroads Crossroads Crossroads Downtown DowntownDowntown Eastgate/BCC Eastgate /BCC Eastgate/BCC Factoria Factoria Factoria 1-10 minutes 31-40 minutes 11-20 minutes 41-50 minutes 21-30 minutes 51-60 minutes
  10. 10. Improving Connections in BellevueAll-day service Kirkland Faster connection& Overlake (Rt 239). between to Overlake via Bell-Red (Rt 233). frequent two-wayImproved access to service to Redmond (RtOverlake Hospital & 232), & frequentincreased frequency to Crossroads connectionKirkland (Rt 234). (Rt 249).More direct service Provide frequent all-daybetween Factoria & connection betweendowntown (Rt 222). Crossroads & Factoria, does not exist (Rt 926).More service - Issaquah& Bellevue.(Rt 271). Direct E. Bellevue dwntn service (Rt 272).Provide SE Bellevuewith access to transit Direct Factoria & Esystem (Rt 928). Bell. service (Rt 923).
  11. 11. Metro Allocation of Resources, 2002-2007 Six-Year Transit Plan adoption by King County Council occurred September 9, 2002 Seattle/ East South NKC County County Total 2002 2,074,000 526,000 670,000Current Hours 3,270,000 63% 16% 21% 2007 22,000 44,000 44,000 110,000 New Hours 20% 40% 40%Schedule Maintenance (no more than 1/3 of new hours in system). 55,000Not allocated by subarea.
  12. 12. Bellevue Transit PlanADOPTED 4/01Service Element Capital Element Policy ElementEvaluate Existing Conditions Transit Facilities • Documentation of • Bus Stop Amenities City’s Transit-Related Council Adopted • Layovers Initiatives • Sidewalk Connectivity Activity Based • Evaluation of Service Network • Commuter Parking Comprehensive Plan Roadway Segments • Signal Priority • Evaluation of LandEvaluate Future Conditions • Intersection Radii Use Code • Pavement Overlay Public Input
  13. 13. Current Transit Capital Investments Bellevue T/C (9/02) Eastgate P&R (2004) =$22M =$33MAccess Downtown Overlake T/C (2/02)(Fall 05) =$8.5M=$164M I-90 Two-Way HOV (2006) ~ $80 to $100M
  14. 14. Transit Facility UtilizationNeighborhoods are Bellevue’s largest transit market:– Nearly half of the 30,000 daily trips begin or end on the street system Park & Rides 16% 4,500 13,500 Downtown 10,800 38%
  15. 15. Capital Element - ApproachTypes of Improvements Evaluation Criteria• Nonmotorized Access • Transit Priority Network• Bus Stop Amenities • Access to Activity Center• Arterial • Boardings Improvements • Demographics• Pavement Overlay • Land Use• Transit Centers • Employment• Transit Signal Priority • Shopping• Commuter Parking • Hospital/Senior Homes • Transit Propensity

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