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Factoria Trail Connection: Bicycle Wayfinding Plan Implemented March 2013

City of Bellevue Transportation Department


Factria Trail Connection City of Bellevue Wayfinding Plan

Project Staff and Planning City of Bellevue Transportation Department Project Manger: Supervisor:

Catherine Silva Graduate Transportation Planning Intern Kevin McDonald Senior Project Manger

This wayfinding project was planned in concert with a much larger city-wide bicycle wayfinding project. Darek Jarzynski, a Senior Transportation Engineer with the City, was the project manager for the city-wide project. the two project managers worked together at the end of the design phase to finalize the signage schedule. Jarzynski managed the bidding and construction processes. Silva and Jarzynski both reviewed the punch list of the sign assemblies before fabrication and on-site after installation. Programing and design development for the Factoria Trail wayfinding project began in Spring 2012, with bidding in the Autumn 2012 and Construction in March of 2013.

Table of Contents

Section 1:

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Section 2:

SIGN ASSEMBLIES

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Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Location B: 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue

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Location C: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE

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Location D: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE

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Sign Design Notes All signs planned for this project follow standards described in Part 9, “Bicycle Facilities”, of the United States Federal Highways Administration’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

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Implemented in March 2013


Project Overview

Background and Wayfinding Locations Project Background

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013 Map of Project Extents

In 2011, the City of Bellevue Transportation Department planned and constructed an off-street bicycle trail in the City’s Factoria neighborhood. Titled the Factoria Trail, this project aimed to provide a safer alternative than riding along Factoria Boulevard SE. A strong concern for bicyclist safety at the intersection of Factoria Boulevard and an off-ramp from I-90 South was reported by several city residents. The North end of the trail was placed here, accommodating a more comfortable and secure connection for North- and Southbound nonmotorized travelers. The Factoria Trail project was funded through federal and state grants, totaling $959,000. Of that total, $10,000 of the grant funding dedicated to education was used to upgrade and enhance wayfinding installed during implementation. This document presents the new signage installed along the trail as well as connections to the South and Southwest of the trail.

Wayfinding Installation Locations In total, this wayfinding project implemented fifteen signs assemblies. Signage was installed at four locations in and around the Factoria neighborhood: A. Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue B. 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue C. 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE D. Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE The sign assemblies installed at all four locations are each described in the remaining pages of this document.

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Sign Assembly: 501 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly guides Westbound riders onto the Factoria Trail at the intersection of the I-90 Trail and Factoria Boulevard SE. Factoria

The three destinations respectively highlight: (1) the neighborhood; (2) the street at the other end of the trail; and (3) the next major arterial and connector the ride will come to.

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124 th Ave SE Coal Creek Pkwy 36”

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Sign Assembly: 501 Eastbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly guides Eastbound riders onto the Factoria Trail at the intersection of the I-90 Trail and Factoria Boulevard SE.

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Factoria

The three destinations respectively highlight: (1) the neighborhood; (2) the street at the other end of the trail; and (3) the next major arterial and connector the ride will come to.

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Sign Assembly: 502 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly informs Westbound riders that they are following both the Mountains to Sound Greenway and the I-90 Trail.

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MTS Greenway

The signage primarily intends to confirm to riders that they made the correct turn onto these routes after existing the Factoria Trail.

I-90 Trail

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Sign Assembly: 502 Eastbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly informs Eastbound riders that they are following both the Mountains to Sound Greenway and the I-90 Trail.

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Sign Assembly: 503 Eastbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to Westbound riders on the Factoria Trail are on the way to reach Coal Creek Parkway via 124th Avenue SE.

To MTS Greenway To I-90 Trail

The sign is included in order to provide assurance to riders that they read assembly 501 correctly and are heading in the right direction.

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MUTCD Sign Assembly Details Upper: Destination - D1-1c (36” x 6”) Middle: Confirmation - D11-1c (24” x 12”) Lower: Left/Right Arrow - M6-4 (12” x 9”)

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Sign Assembly: 504 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location A: Factoria Boulevard SE, West of SE 36th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to Westbound riders on the Factoria Trail are heading to Coal Creek Parkway via 124th Avenue SE. The sign is included in order to provide assurance to riders that they read assembly 501 correctly and are heading in the right direction.

To Coal Creek Pkwy Via 124th Ave SE

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Sign Assembly: 505 Southbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location B: 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue Purpose of New Signage This assembly confirms to South bound riders exiting the Factoria Trail that they should continue heading South in order to reach Coal Creek Parkway via 124th Avenue SE.

To Coal Creek Pkwy Via 124th Ave SE

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Preliminary Sign Drawings

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Sign Assembly: 506 Southbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location B: 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly guides Southbound riders on SE 38th Avenue to turn right onto the Factoria Trail. The two destinations include the two regional routes the trail connects riders to: (1) the Mountains to Sound Trail; and (2) the I-90 Trail.

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Sign Assembly: 506 Northbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location B: 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

The two destinations include the two regional routes the trail connects riders to: (1) the Mountains to Sound Trail; and (2) the I-90 Trail.

MTS Greenway

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This assembly guides Northbound riders on 124th Avenue SE to turn right onto the Factoria Trail. I-90 Trail 36”

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Sign Assembly: 507 Northbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location B: 124th Avenue SE, South of SE 38th Avenue Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

To MTS Greenway To I-90 Trail

The sign further confirms that riders who followed signs 510 or 511, and 509 continue to be on the way to the regional bicycle routes.

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This assembly guides Northbound riders on 124th Avenue SE to turn right onto the Factoria Trail.

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MUTCD Sign Assembly Details Upper: Confirmation - D11-1c (24” x 12”) Lower: Left Arrow - M6-1 (12” x 9”)

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Sign Assembly: 508 Southbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location D: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

After this sign, riders are further instructed enter an off-street path on the south side of the intersection, rather than use the street.

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This assembly guides Southbound riders on 124th Avenue SE to turn right at Coal Creek Parkway, if they are heading to the Lake Washington Loop Trail. 36”

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Sign Assembly: 509 Northbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location D: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to Northbound riders that 124th Avenue SE is the correct route to reach the Factoria neighborhood and the I-90 Trail.

To Factoria To I-90 Trail

The arrow sign is not required, but was included to stress that riders should continue straight on that road.

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Purpose of New Signage

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Sign Assembly: 510 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location D: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

Whether continuing straight or turning right, riders received confirmation on assemblies 509 and 511 of the direction they are heading.

Lk Washington Loop Factoria

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This assembly guide Westbound riders on Coal Creek Parkway SE at the intersection with 124th Avenue SE.

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Sign Assembly: 511 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location D: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to riders on the offstreet path South of Coal Creek Parkway SE that they are heading to the Lake Washington Loop Trail .

To Lake Washington Trail

The sign was included to confirm the movement of riders following assemblies 508 and 510.

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Purpose of New Signage

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Sign Assembly: 511 Eastbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location D: 124th Avenue SE, at Coal Creek Parkway SE

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to riders on the offstreet path South of Coal Creek Parkway SE to turn left at the intersection with 124th Avenue SE.

Factoria

The sign gets riders ready to stop and activate the signal to cross the street heading North.

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Purpose of New Signage

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Sign Assembly: 84 Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE Purpose of New Signage This assembly informs riders that they are at the of entrance to the Lake Washington Loop at Coal Creek Parkway SE.

Lake Washington Loop

The sign assembly intends to raise the visibility of the trail entrance.

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Preliminary Sign Drawings

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MUTCD Sign Assembly Details Upper: Regional Route - M1-8 (12” x 18”) Middle: Left/Right Arrow - M6-4 (12” x 9”)

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Sign Assembly: 84A Westbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly guides riders entering the Lake Washington Loop Trail which direction to turn. Riders are directed to the next major destinations the trails reach: (1) the City of Renton; and (2) Downtown Bellevue.

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Sign Assembly: 86A Northbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly instructs Northbound riders on the Lake Washington Loop Trail to turn right, if they are heading to Factoria.

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A major flaw with this sign, is no sign was installed to direct riders to turn right upon existing the trail.

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MUTCD Sign Assembly Details

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Sign Assembly: 86 Northbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly confirms to Northbound riders that they are using the Lake Washington Loop Trail. The confirmation is primarily directed at riders who just turned onto the trail off of Coal Creek Parkway SE.

Lake Washington Loop

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Sign Assembly: 86 Southbound

Factoria Trail Connection Wayfinding Plan Update 2013

Location: Coal Creek Parkway SE, South Of 120th Avenue SE Purpose of New Signage

Preliminary Sign Drawings

This assembly guides Southbound riders on the Lake Washington Loop Trail to turn left, if they are heading to the Factoria neighborhood.

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Factoria

Lake Washington Loop

The signage also confirms to riders that they are on the Trail.

no signage was previously installed at this location

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Factoria Trail Connection: Bicycle Wayfinding Plan