Sustainable Transportation Planning Study

PROJECT UPDATES

At their March 22nd Regular Business Meeting, the City Council adopted the Sustainable Transportation Plan and identified Scenario 2, “Connecting Centers” as the preferred implementation plan. In accordance with the Council’s direction, the staff will now develop a work plan of next steps for the Council’s review and direction. 

See links below to view:

At their February 15, 2022, Study Session, the City Council received a presentation on the Sustainable Transportation Plan from City staff and consultants. The presentation summarized the two-year plan development process and recommends three scenarios for implementation. The Council enthusiastically supported the plan, which is proposed to be adopted at the March 8 Regular Business Meeting. The March 8 Business Meeting includes the opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the meeting, which will start at 6 PM and is scheduled to be held on Zoom.

The Council may also decide to recommend a preferred scenario - at the February 15 meeting, several Councilmembers expressed an interest in supporting scenario 2, which would focus investments on an all-ages-and-abilities network connecting the Island Centers.

Watch the Feb. 15 discussion.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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.

For Task Force Work, See Task Force tab below:

Education Sessions:

Session #1 - 1/15/21

Video

Session #2 - 1/22/21

Video

Session #3 - 2/05/21

Video

Session #4 - 2/12/21

Video

  1. City Council Meetings
  2. TASK FORCE
  3. projects & programs


03/08/22TBA
02/15/22Study Session Update
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



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Contact Us

  1. Mark Epstein
    Engineering Project Manager
    206.842.2016
    Email

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