Wilburton Bike Tour Highlights Opportunities for Better Bicycle Infrastructure

Nearly a dozen community members joined Complete Streets Bellevue and the Urbanist on Saturday to tour the Wilburton & Spring District neighborhoods on bikes. Following last week’s productive event, this gathering intended to show attendees the current state of Wilburton’s bicycle infrastructure and highlight areas for potential improvement.

During Bellevue’s budget discussions in the fall of 2020, the city allocated $1.5 million towards rapid-build bicycle infrastructure in the growth corridors of Downtown, Wilburton, and BelRed. Staff work to decide what projects these funds will be used for begins later this fall, so this event provided attendees an opportunity to imagine a better, more protected network. As Kelli Refer of Move Redmond noted below, Bellevue has made significant strides recently in building out its protected bicycle network – however, the city is still one of many contrasts, and there’s still much room for improvement in the Wilburton area.

To help bring better bicycle infrastructure to the Wilburton neighborhood, stay engaged with the following actions:

  • Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page so that you can stay informed of any action alerts.
  • Fill out the city’s Wilburton Vision survey and make it clear that the city should prioritize safe & protected bicycle infrastructure.
  • Drop pins on the city’s interactive map at places where you’d like protected bicycle facilities.
  • Write an email to council@bellevuewa.gov & FAM@bellevuewa.gov and tell them to increase the city’s funding for protected bicycle infrastructure throughout Bellevue.

Every action really does make a difference, so thank you for getting involved!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a great ride! (Credit: Bob Svercl)

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