The Kitsap Sun’s editorial board called the city’s decision to
transfer the independent Civil Service Commission examiner’s duties
to the city manager’s secretary a “a nickel-and-dime move” that has
eroded accountability and public trust.
Non-motorized transportation supporters are hosting a meeting on
Monday night to discuss speed limits, education, traffic
enforcement and possible construction projects aimed at improving
bike and pedestrian safety on Bainbridge.
“Everyone should have the right to travel safely on our
roadways,” said Dana Berg, president of Bainbridge bicycle advocacy
group Squeaky Wheels. “All
community values surveys on the island during the last decade have
shown that increasing safe biking and walking spaces is a number
Bike paths have been installed on two sections of island roads
over the last three years. That’s not enough, considering the
backlog of projects in the city’s 2003 Non-Motorized Transportation
Plan, Berg wrote.
A key challenge for bicycling and pedestrian advocates is
finding money to fund improvement projects. The city has had to
reduce its planned improvements in recent years, and little money
is expected on the horizon.
The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Winslow Commons, 402 Bjune