Westside Non-Motorized Improvements

Project Overview: ES563

This project will add and improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure throughout Bellingham, focused on the west side. The project includes the following:

  • Installation of buffered bike lanes and improvements to four intersections on Eldridge Ave from Broadway to Nequalicum Ave to provide protected pedestrian crossings.
  • Installation of buffered bike lanes on Cornwall Ave from Granary Ave to Wharf St (Cornwall Beach Park).
  • Pedestrian crossing improvements to more than ten intersections/crossings throughout the City, focused on the west side, as recommended in the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans.
  • Parking removal along Eldridge and Cornwall to implement the planned bicycle improvements (see Engage Bellingham for more information).
    • The Eldridge bike lane improvements is project #13 on the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and will be a pilot project. 
    • Data will be collected before installation and 1 year after installation. Results will be reported to City Council. 
ES563 Westside Non-Motorized Improvements project locations. Please click on the map to open a larger PDF version.

These improvements are funded by City Street funds and the voter-approved Bellingham Transportation Fund.

Upcoming Open House – Thursday, February 16

Join the City for an informational presentation and Q&A session about the bike and pedestrian improvements happening in spring 2023 as part of the Parkview Safe Routes to School, West Illinois Multimodal, and Westside Non-Motorized Improvements projects. The open house will take place Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parkview Elementary School cafeteria. Find more information about the open house.

Engage Bellingham

Status – December 2022

Accomplishments: Project is now authorized after City Council voted to approve parking removal on both Eldridge and Cornwall on October 24.

Next Milestones: 30% Design

Project Details

  • Status – Design
  • Contract awarded – TBD
  • Contract amount – TBD
  • Contractor – TBD
  • Vicinity​ M​​ap​​


Jessica Bennett, Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7923
Email: jjbennett@cob.org

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