Due to the length and nature of the project it is anticipated that the design process and environmental review could take up to 24 months to complete. The duration is estimated because at this time the City doesn’t know what the environmental review will find.  The City heard your voices during the budget process and plans to seek community input throughout the design process.

Our project is not yet over. It will likely span many years and require continued community support and presence to make sure our sidewalk remains a priority in the City Budget. We will remain an active group until the ribbon cutting of our new Newport Way Sidewalk that will link our communities together safely for generations to come.  Please join our group and support our priority of Newport Way sidewalks - for a safer community.

If you'd like to receive occasional e-mail updates on this project, drop a note to newportwaysidewalk@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list. Otherwise, check back here periodically for the latest.

To show your appreciation and continued support, it would be helpful to send a thank-you message to the City Council at council@bellevuewa.gov.

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Current Stats

Official Endorsements: ................ 14

On-Line Petition Signers ............ 146

Sidewalk Committee Members ... 17

Open House Successful

The City hosted a 2nd open house on May 31st. The latest design was on display for public review and comment. The project manager and engineers were there to discuss the project and answer questions. See the News page for more information.

We are a group of neighbors working together to promote the construction of a safe sidewalk and bike lanes along a dangerous stretch of Newport Way that connects Tyee Middle School, Edgebrook Swimming Pool, the Community Center, the Library, Eastgate Park, Aldersgate Church and Day Care Center. More information can be found on the "About" page.

Current Status

Largely thanks to our community’s efforts, the project was approved in December 2014.  In 2015 a project manager was assigned, a contracting firm selected, surveying begun, and brainstorming sessions were held to create initial design concepts.  Also, radar speed limit signs were installed and the speed limit reduced along Newport Way.  Initial design concepts and design tradeoffs were discussed in March 2016.

In March 2016, the city hosted an Open House to show initial design concepts and options, and to get community feedback.  Many neighbors came and learned about the project, and the project staff gathered valuable feedback on the many design options and preferences.   Based on feedback from the open house and initial surveying, and general design concept was established in early 2017. Further surveying and detailed design is underway and the city hosted a second open house on May 31st and presented more specific and refined design concepts for public review and comment. Here is an initial drawing of the cross-section of the new street with sidewalk and bike lanes (click for larger image):

Connecting our schools, library, churches and community center


For a Safer Community