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West Lake Sammamish Parkway Survey

In April 2005, the City Council approved a preferred parkway design that would include a four-foot wide shoulder on the east side of the street, one travel lane in each direction and a 10-foot wide multi-use trail on the west side of the street separated from the vehicle lanes by a landscaped buffer where feasible.

The city wants your input as planners consider aesthetic features such as the landscaping and retaining wall themes for the roadway.

Landscaping Design Themes

The landscape buffer between the travel lane and the multi-use trail will vary in width between two and five feet. Portions of the roadway will have no buffer because of the terrain and site constraints.

Native and/or drought-tolerant plants will be used, with a variety of low-maintenance shrubs and groundcovers forming the foundation of the planting design. Unique native plants will be incorporated where possible. Five-foot buffers will include small trees. Plant Details

Which landscaping planting theme do you prefer? (Please check one.)

Random Planting Details
Random Planting

Grouped Planting Details
Grouped Planting
No Preference


Retaining Wall Design Themes

Proposed walls along the parkway will vary in height depending on site conditions. To be consistent with the existing walls and maintain the rural character of the roadway, non-structural (short: typically less than four feet high) walls will be rockeries. In some areas where there are terrain and site constraints, five-foot retaining walls will be required. Wall Details

Please rank, in order of your preference, each of the structural retaining wall themes (1=favorite and 3=least favorite).

  Field Stone
  Ledge Stone
  Concrete Timber


Other Thoughts
Please provide any additional thoughts regarding the aesthetic look and feel of the future parkway improvements.


Contact Information

Transportation Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Paul Krawczyk
Phone: 425-452-7905
E-mail: pkrawczyk@bellevuewa.gov

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