Sustainable Transportation Planning Study


Sustainable Transportation Education Session #2
Adopting Sustainable Transportation Principles to Bainbridge
Friday, January 22, 2021 (9-10:30 am)

This is the second of four educational sessions for the Sustainable Transportation Task Force members and others to learn more about issues related to sustainable transportation. The public is invited to watch but there will be no public comment and the Council will make no decisions. Topics include:

  • Green Infrastructure and protecting the rural character of the Island
  • Bainbridge-specific challenges: hills, rain, and darkness.
  • Safety and comfort for everyone.

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  • On January 15, the Sustainable Transportation Task Force hosted the first of four educational sessions. Education Session #1 presented some principles of sustainable transportation with a facilitated discussion among Task Force members. Watch the January 15 session here.
  • On December 18, the City hosted a Sustainable Transportation Task Force meeting. At that meeting, the Task Force discussed the Gap Analysis, which identifies gaps in the transportation infrastructure, policies, and programs. The next steps for the Task Force are to help identify those projects, policies, and programs. Task Force members also reviewed the proposed Evaluation Framework that will score identified projects and programs based on community values. Watch the December 18 meeting here. The next Task Force meeting is scheduled for February 26th.
  • The City hosted a Technical Advisory Team meeting also on December 18 to review findings of the gap analysis and to introduce the evaluation framework approach. The Technical Advisory Team is composed of agency partners, including WSDOT, Washington State Ferries, PSE, Kitsap Transit, Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District, and the Bainbridge Island School District. 


In 2019, the City Council expressed support in providing a transportation system (streets, transit, trails, etc.) that improves mobility and safety for all users while respecting the character of neighborhoods and maintaining a climate resilient environment. The initiative, which became known as the Sustainable Transportation Plan, will establish the long-range vision for how we travel on the island. In addition, the Council determined that the Sustainable Transportation project should result in a transportation system that supports the overriding goal of the City’s upcoming Climate Action Plan: to reduce carbon emissions on Bainbridge Island by 90% by 2045.

Additional goals identified by the Council include:

  1. Present a unifying vision for the future of transportation on Bainbridge Island;
  2. Create a holistic, inclusive definition of sustainable mobility with suite of solutions;
  3. Integrate the island’s transportation and land use visions;
  4. Complete missing links and make first/last mile connections;
  5. Build a toolbox of facility types and solutions tailored to people of all ages and abilities and the island’s unique contexts; and
  6. Demonstrate transparent decision-making based on community values, with a clear link to implementation planning, investments, and subsequent funding requests.
  1. City Council Meetings
  3. evaluation frameworks

01/19/21  Study Session Update

11/17/20Study Session
11/10/20Business Meeting
10/27/20Business Meeting
10/20/20Study Session Update
10/06/20Study Session Update
09/15/20Study Session Update
09/01/20Study Session Update
07/07/20Study Session Update
06/02/20Study Session Update
03/03/20Study Session Update
02/25/20Business Meeting Update - Community Engagement Plan
02/04/20Study Session Update
01/16/20City Council Meeting - PSA
11/19/19Study Session Update 
03/19/19Study Session Update - RFQ

  1. Programs & Policy
  2. Scenario development
  3. Implementation

Future phase of the project.


Title VI Notification:  The City of Bainbridge Island fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues in all programs and activities. Those requiring disability accommodations, please contact the City Clerk at 206-842-2545, or email.

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Contact Us

  1. Mark Epstein, PLA
    Engineering Project Manager

    PH: 206-842-2016

    Staff Directory
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