Monday, March 7, 2011

Introducing Move Bellevue Forward

Went this this out last week to our Bellevue members. If you care about light rail in the region and Bellevue then you should know about this great group.

Introducing Move Bellevue Forward
Live in Bellevue?   Want to speak up on light rail and other transportation issues but not sure how?  Introducing Move Bellevue Forward, a new non-partisan, grassroots city-wide coalition of neighbors and community leaders dedicated to a progressive, long-term vision for Bellevue – one that includes light rail, a thriving downtown and vibrant neighborhoods.
Bellevue is a great place to live, work and play.   Whether it is light rail or transit oriented development or parks or schools,   Bellevue’s future is at stake without good leadership and community stewardship.  Your neighbors and friends as well as elected leaders including six former Bellevue mayors are getting together to keep Bellevue moving forward.

What's At Stake?
issue right now is light rail to Bellevue.  This coalition wants to make sure that the Sound Transit East Link light rail project moves forward without delay.  The coalition supports an alignment that is affordable, has the fewest environmental impacts and the lowest construction risk and serves our neighborhoods, Downtown, the Hospital district and the Bel Red area to maximize access and ridership. That alignment is the Bellevue Way/112th route to Downtown, serving Downtown through a tunnel and station on 110th Ave and serving the areas east of Downtown by an elevated and at grade alignment.

Transportation Choices Coalition supports the principles of Move Bellevue Forward.  We’ve worked hard over the years to help Bellevue advance policies that create great communities.  And the city has more forward-thinking plans to help Bellevue grow sustainably in the future.   We want to see that vision realized.

Getting involved is easy!  Just visit to learn more about the coalition and sign up.   Join your neighbors and friends from all over Bellevue to make a difference.
You can connect with Move Bellevue Forward on Facebook and Twitter
Light Rail Open House on the B Alignment in South Bellevue
Come to an open house and learn more about Bellevue’s plan to build a new multi-level parking garage in the Enatai neighborhood.  This new parking garage is not a part of any of the light rail routes studied by Sound Transit in a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the regional agency's East Link project.  Preliminary work from the city's study will be presented at the meeting. "B7-Revised" is a variation of an alignment that would run along the BNSF rail corridor.

WHAT: B7-Revised Open House
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1E-108 at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.

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