Monthly Archives: February 2008

Left turn conflict at Northlake and Chico Way.

The in basket: Connie Ormiston saw Jan Bogle’s suggestion for detour signs to guide strangers from the south end of Northlake Way around the Chico Way bridge washout in an early February Road Warrior and said the washout was causing her a problem on the other end of Northlake Way – cars misjudging where she plans to go in her car and pulling out in front of her..

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Why can’t you drive up to the Bremerton ferry terminal?

The in basket: A common complaint over the years has been the inaccessibility of the deck of the Bremerton Transportation Center, which you may think of as the ferry terminal, to private automobiles.
Connie Cunningham and Kyle Rosland were the most recent readers to bring it up, both in the past two months.
“It is very unfriendly for pedestrians,” said Connie, “and I don’t know anyone who hasn’t said the same thing.

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In defense of favoring bus riders at the ferry terminal

The in basket: In the previous Road Warrior, we heard from Kitsap Transit Executive Director Richard Hayes about what rules govern private auto access to the Bremerton Transportation Center deck and what to expect in the future in that regard.
But he also provided a spirited defense of the limited access for able-bodied people, which many people consider oppressive and indefensible.
The out basket: Richard said, “What concerns me about the complaints regarding having to walk a few hundred yards in the rain” (which will be cut to about 50 yards once the new covered walkway leading away from the terminal is built) “is that bus patrons already make this sacrifice.

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Traffic detection during Highway 305’s widening

The in basket: Billy Jo Sprague and Otto Spieth both have questions about how the traffic signals are working on Highway 305 in Poulsbo while it is being widened.
Billie Jo says she’s sure that the traffic sensors at the light at Liberty Road at Poulsbo Village are turned off.
“But now that all lanes are open, will the sensors be turned back on soon?” she asked.

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