The Transportation Department's Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services (NTSS) group manages the impact that vehicles, both moving and parked, have on Bellevue neighborhoods.
Traffic and parking conditions on residential streets can greatly affect neighborhood livability. When problems become a daily occurrence, our sense of community and personal well-being is compromised. When streets are safe and pleasant, our quality of life is enhanced.
Our goals include creating a safer roadway environment for all users, enhancing neighborhood livability, and engaging the community to become active participants in the traffic safety process.
Staff is committed to working with residents to protect and preserve neighborhood livability by:
- discouraging excessive speeds
- minimizing cut-through traffic
- reducing overflow parking
- encouraging walking and biking
Staff work with residents to improve safety on residential streets.
The Residential Parking program addresses neighborhood concerns with parked non-resident vehicles, in some cases limiting parking to people who live in a neighborhood or restricting all parking from a street during certain times.
Be sure to visit the NTSS blog Streets are for Everyone (SAFE) where you will find ways to connect with city staff and other residents that can help make your streets a safer place to drive while improving livability in your neighborhood!
The Residential Traffic Guidebook (pdf) highlights the numerous services offered by NTSS. The Guidebook details the intent of each service, the benefits of each service, and how they are implemented.
Overview of Services