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There are Food Truck Roundups in Seattle (the big one is August). We definitely have the parking lot space. It would encourage locally-owned food businesses and pedestrian activity, plus it's a great outdoor summer event
Downtown Park is woefully underused! We had Shakespeare in the Park for 1 year, and never again. Ask GreenStage or WoodenO Theater to perform their annual Free Shakespeare in the Park there.
The locally-owned, small businesses in downtown Bellevue have a loyal following: Black Bottle, Ooba Tooba, Monsoon East, Cupcake Royale, etc. But the rents in Bellevue encourage only bland corporate chains, which discourages foodies. If Bellevue wants to get its own local flavor, we need to subsidize more locally-owned restaurants/cafes/coffee houses
The Elements Buildings house many services (bakeries, restaurants, fitness centers) but there is NO public bike parking. I have to chain my bike to a handrail. The management refuses to build it. We need street-side bike parking.
Many intersections on Bellevue Way (specifically 2nd & Bellevue Way, Main St & Bellevue Way, 4th & BW, and 8th & BW) are extremely dangerous for pedestrians because of cars making "free rights on reds" WITHOUT LOOKING to the right to see pedestrians crossing on their green light. I have been almost killed several times. Cars do not understand that PEDS have priority in this situation.
The corner of 105th & 4th is a very long block (105th terminates here, and does not run north), and jaywalking is common between Chipotle and the old Safeway. Before someone runs over a ped, we need a crosswalk here, with flags & lights.
Bellevue needs to adopt crosswalks much like Kirkland's light-up crosswalks with bright flags in buckets.