Sustainable Transportation Planning Study

***Seeking Volunteers - Apply here!*** 
The City is looking for 15 to 20 community members to serve on the Sustainable Transportation Task Force. Volunteers should have interest and/or expertise in how we can innovate to make transportation more convenient on the island and reduce our carbon footprint.

The Task Force, which will represent a cross section of the community, will guide development of the Sustainable Transportation Plan and ensure that the project benefits from strong support, input, and stewardship throughout the planning process.

Members will be appointed by the City Council and serve a one-year term. The Task Force will meet regularly over the course of the project; times and locations to be determined.

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Interviews and/or selection of Task Force members will be held in February.

If you have questions about the openings, please contact Engineering Project Manager Mark Epstein at 780-3721 or by email.


  • During the Jan. 21 City Council study session, the project consultants from Nelson Nygaard will present an educational seminar that addresses a few defining concepts: principles of sustainable transportation; land-use/transportation interaction; and equity considerations.


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 2040.

Additional goals identified by the Council include:

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


Dec. 10, 2019 Business Meeting: Consultant award and budget amendment.

Nov. 19, 2019 Study Session: Presentation on best practices, scope, schedule, and budget.

Aug. 6, 2019 Study Session: Goal setting discussion.

July 9, 2019 Business Meeting: Consultant Scope of Work contract

March 19, 2019 Study Session: Requests for Qualification options discussion.

Jan. 22, 2019 Business Meeting: Requests for Qualification options discussion.


Stay Informed:  Project notifications will be sent through the city’s Notify Me listserv. Please encourage your neighbors to sign up for project notifications. Select "Sustainable Transportation Planning Study" from the list.  

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.


Contact Us

  1. Mark Epstein, PLA
    Engineering Project Manager

    PH: 206-842-2016

    Staff Directory
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