Welcome to the Bridle Trails Community Club Website
SAVE THE DATE:
Aug 20, Bridle Trails Night Out Party
Sep 19, 7pm, Cherry Crest Elementary School, BTCC General Meeting
Oct 17, 7pm, Board Meeting
Nov 21, 7pm, Cherry Crest Elementary School, BTCC General Meeting
Dec 19, 7pm, Board Meeting
Cast Your Vote to Name the New Bridle Trails Neighborhood Park
The City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department and the Bridle Trails Community Club are soliciting the Bellevue community for their feedback to finalize a name for the new two acre park being developed at the corner of NE 24th St. and 134th Ave. You can cast your vote on the on-line survey May 16 - June 16. The name that receives the most votes will be recommended to the Parks Board for aqpproval.
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. To read the entire letter click here 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. Neighborhood Grants
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider joining the Bridle Trails Community Club today! Now, more than ever, our neighborhood faces issues that will greatly impact Bridle Trails as we know it. Your membership provides the political clout needed to preserve and protect our neighborhood. There is power in numbers! We need your support.
BTCC volunteers are instrumental in coordinating and raising awareness on:
* Appropriation of Park Levy Funds
* New Neighborhood Art coming in 2011!
* Electrical Power Stability
* Bridle Trails Park
* City/County/State Connections
* Bel-Red Corridor Planning
* Land Use and Zoning
* Neighborhood landscaping
* Cell Tower Policies
* Tree Ordinances
* Email Broadcasts
* Neighborhood Crime/Safety
Please support the Bridle Trails Community Club whose sole purpose is to promote, protect and enhance the interests of our Bridle Trails Neighborhood and its residents. Send in your dues today!
Please send checks payable to: Bridle Trails Community Club, PO Box 1534, Bellevue, WA 98009
Dues: $20 per year.
Please include your mailing address, phone number and email address. You will receive 5 annual newsletters as well as email broadcasts of neighborhood alerts.
Questions? Jill Lum, BTCC Treasurer, 425-882-2301 or Jill_Lum@msn.com
On this site, you will find information about the Bridle Trails neighborhood, and about events and topics relevant to the Bridle Trails community.