Welcome to the Bridle Trails Community Club Website

 
SAVE THE DATE

The Bridle Trails Community Club will hold General Meetings at 7:00pm at Cherry Crest Elementary School on following dates:
•March 19, 2015
•May 21, 2015
Please join us and meet other Bridle Trails residents. Meanwhile, if you want to receive our email bulletins on up-to-date happenings in our community, please email BridleTrailsRover@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and mailing address.


HOT TOPICS

BRIDLE TRAILS STATE PARK USER ETIQUETTE

If you walk, run, ride or use Bridle Trails State Park for any reason you need to read this.

Last month a woman was riding her horse on the trails in Bridle Trails State Park when two joggers ran through an intersection she was approaching. They did not stop or slow down while approaching the horse and rider. Unfortunately the runners spooked the horse which caused it to bolt and throw its rider. The end result was the rider broke her pelvis in two places.

There has been another report that a runner was almost run over by someone galloping on the trail. The runner had earbuds in and couldn’t hear the horse approaching. Unfortunately the rider galloped right up behind him and then yelled obscenities at him for not moving out of his way.

The Bridle Trails State Park is a public park which is used by runners; walkers; people with baby strollers; dogs on a leash; as well as equestrians. BICYCLES, however, ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK AT ANY TIME. Please remember horses have the right of way at all times.  

We want everyone on foot or horseback to feel welcome in our beautiful park and are asking everyone to please leave your earbuds/earphones at home or keep them at a level where you can hear surrounding noise. Look around and pay attention to your surroundings - it could save your life or that of someone else. Please remember when a horse spooks, they don't think, they just run, and if you are part of the cause or are in the way you could be as badly hurt as the horse and/or rider.
    
By following these rules, everyone will have a safe and enjoyable experience:

*  Speak up when you encounter a horse - the sooner the better. Don't wait until you're just 10 feet away.
*  Slow down and walk when you pass a horse. Horses can't always hear your footsteps in the soft dirt, so speak loudly till you know you've been heard.
*Please, please do not touch someone's horse without permission.   

Be responsible, be aware, be safe, and be courteous.  

This article has been paraphrased from a letter submitted by Alice Prince.
                  
 
NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS

Bellevue residents seeking to improve their neighborhoods can obtain up to$5,000 in matching grants from the city. The money is available for projectssuch as an upgrade to an entry or common area, new mailboxes or neighborhood signs, or a community art project. To qualify, neighbors need to provide 50 percent of the project cost in dollars or labor, and the project must be approved by the city. 


CITY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

BTCC is forming a committee of ten to give input on the City of Bellevue's 2014 Comprehensive Plan Update, a ten-year review. The Comp Plan describes the vision for the next 10 to 20 years, with sections for each neighborhood. The Comp Plan sets policy that directs the City’s actions, decisions and capital improvements for all departments, including Transportation and Land Use. The first discussion was specific to Housing and Human Services, particularly for housing affordability for those earning less than the King County median wage. Join us! Contact Norm Hansen at 425-861-7333, hansennp@aol.com


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