City of Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy

Project Description:

Downtown Bainbridge Island has unique parking conditions due to its island location, its proximity to Seattle, its seasonal tourism, and the presence of a well-trafficked commuter ferry terminal adjacent to Downtown. The City of Bainbridge Island is undergoing a study to look at the on- and off-street parking system in Downtown. The project will include data collection and analysis, findings, public outreach, stakeholder engagement, task force meetings, and recommended strategies. The study will help the City gain a better understanding of how efficiently the parking system is being used, where there is capacity in the system, and what solutions can be implemented to improve the parking experience and support the City’s goals for Downtown. The study will consider how the parking system interacts with street circulation and other modes of travel, such as by bus, ferry, bicycle, or foot.


The Parking Strategy timeline runs from Summer 2017 through early 2018. The following schedule identifies some key dates in the project:

  • Parking System Inventory – July 2017
  • Data Collection – August and September 2017
  • Survey and Survey Summary – August and September 2017
  • Stakeholder Outreach – August 2017
  • Task Force Meetings – Ongoing
  • Public Open House – Late Fall 2017
  • Project Report – Winter 2017/2018


The City wants to hear about your experiences parking in Downtown Bainbridge Island. Please complete this short online survey by Saturday, September 30. 

Additional Resources:

An example of a parking study recently completed by the City of Bremerton can be found here

Questions and  Comments can be sent to:

Chris Hammer, Engineering Manager, 

Kellie Stickney, Communications Manager, 

Contact Us

  1. Chris Hammer
    Project Manager

    Ph: 206-842-2016

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