The following local schools and organizations have endorsed this project to build sidewalks along Newport Way
Newport Way Library Association: The Newport Way Library Association unanimously supports the construction of sidewalks and bicycle lanes along Newport Way from S.E.Allen Road to 150th Ave SE in order to provide safe pedestrian and bicycle passage between Tyee Middle School, South Bellevue Community Center, and Newport Way Library.
Tyee PTSA: Be it RESOLVED: That Tyee PTSA supports the construction of sidewalks along Newport Way from Allen Way to 150th SE in order to provide safe pedestrian passage between Tyee Middle School, South Bellevue Community Center, and Newport Way Library. (5/20/2014)
Bellevue Library Advisory Board: A Bellevue City appointed Board that oversees the libraries in Bellevue. Alice Tow suggested that the Board formally support the efforts to build a sidewalk along Newport Way to connect the Newport Way Library with the Community Center and the school in a safe manner. In the Board Meeting on May 20, 2014, the Board voted unanimously for the following resolution: The Bellevue Library Advisory Board supports the efforts to address traffic control and safety issues to connect the Newport Way Library with the Community Center and the middle school in a safe manner.
Cascade Bicycle Club: A 16,000 member organization whose mission is to create better communities through bicycling. Excerpt from CBC's endorsement statement: . . . Bike lanes and sidewalks along Newport Way will help to create a healthier neighborhood, one with more transportation choices, safer streets for those walking and biking while also providing environmental benefits. . . . Newport Way is an important connection for regional cyclists and is critical for local access. Regionally, it offers a shady, gradual climb west to connect with lssaquah and points beyond and for cyclists on the south end of Lake Washington, it creates an alternative for traveling eastbound, avoiding higher traffic volumes around Factoria and on SE 36th St. For local cyclists, it will create complete convenient connections to Tyee Middle School, the Newport Way Library and the South Bellevue Community Center along with connecting to existing bicycle facilities. See the full endorsement letter here.
Feet First: Promoting Walkable Communities. We work to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable. We help people take steps that create better places to live, learn, shop work and play - a world that cares about health, community and design. Lisa Quinn: "You can add Feet First to your endorsement list. The policy committee met last night and fully supports your efforts. Thanks!" (5/7/2014)