Requirement-Based Plans and Activities
Commute Trip Reduction Law: Bellevue City Code (Chapter 14.40), in accordance with State law (RCW 70.94.521-551), requires employers with 100 or more full-time employees commuting to a worksite during peak hours (6-9 a.m.) to implement a Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program. Through implementation of the program, employers work to achieve specified targets for reducing the number of drive-alone commute trips by their employees. The City contracts with King County Metro to perform implementation and outreach to affected employers. There are approximately 60 Bellevue worksites affected by CTR requirements.
Commute Trip Reduction Plan: In March 2006, the state legislature adopted a revised CTR law. While each employer's ongoing requirements essentially did not change, the revised law requires jurisdictions to update their CTR plans to establish new jurisdiction targets and to better integrate CTR into their comprehensive plans. The law also calls for coordinating CTR plans with regional growth management strategies. Bellevue's
CTR plan (2.82 MB) was developed with close collaboration with employers and other jurisdictions, and was adopted by the City Council in March 2008 (Ordinance
Updates were adopted by Council for 2011-2015 and 2015-2019.
Utilizing state-provided formats, the updates provide the current land
use and transportation planning context, as well as updated strategies, for the City's program to
implement the state CTR law.
Read more about the this program on the
Commute Trip Reduction page.
Transportation Management Programs: Bellevue City Code (sections
14.60.080) requires real estate developments that meet certain size and land use thresholds to mitigate transportation impacts by implementing a Transportation Management Program (TMP). The TMP code requires that physical features be provided in the building (e.g., commuter information centers, preferential parking for vanpools and carpools) and that programmatic elements be provided to facilitate alternatives to driving alone, such as financial incentives for rideshare and transit commuters. Read more about this program on the
Transportation Management Program page.
The City of Bellevue has had success with travel options programs over the years, guided by various planning activities. Past plans have included plans for downtown TDM activities as well as a citywide TDM plan developed in 2010.
The city has now completed its 2015-2023 Transportation Demand Management Plan, which supersedes past TDM plans and guides the next phase of TDM work for all of Bellevue.
As part of the planning process for this current TDM plan, in late 2014 the city conducted an online voluntary survey to gather community input for the plan; results are shown
The City has recently completed its first ever 2014 Transportation Demand Management Progress Report summarizing TDM programs, activities and results. Moving forward, the report is anticipated to be updated annually or biennially.
The City periodically conducts research to guide its travel options programs. Past research projects include the following: