In 2018, the City of Bremerton adopted a new Complete Streets Ordinance that changed the approach of transportation in the City. The Complete Streets approach will elevate the priority of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users in planning and roadway design to increase quality of life and mobility throughout the City.
What is the City of Bremerton’s Complete Street Vision?
The City of Bremerton’s vision for complete streets is of a community in which all residents and visitors, regardless of their age, ability, or financial resources, can have access to an affordable, safe, and accessible transportation system that meets or exceeds their travel needs. The City shall seek to create a well-connected, well-balanced, local and regional transportation system for all modes of travel including, but not limited to, walking, biking, driving, riding public transit, delivering goods and services, and emergency response transportation. The City recognizes that safe, comfortable, convenient travel for users of all ages and abilities encourages the use of public rights-of-way and can improve the environment, encourage physical activity and promote a vibrant, healthy, equitable, and livable community.
About the Committee
The Complete Streets Committee was formed in 2021 to provide advice to the Public Works Director to implement the complete streets vision as outlined in BMC 11.10. The Committee is not a decision making body but is a recommending body to the Public Works Director.
Specific focus areas include the following:
Advise on multimodal transportation options that enable safe, attractive, sustainable, comfortable, and independent access and travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists of all ages and abilities; and
Provide staff with recommendations for pragmatic and specific transportation solutions.
Specific duties include the following:
Provide general input and assistance to staff regarding transportation projects, programs, and policies; generate ideas and recommend solutions as appropriate, and provide recommendations from the perspective of active transportation users;
Review transportation projects and plans for complete streets criteria as appropriate. In some cases, City staff will bring projects to the Committee during the planning phase for consideration. The Committee may also provide their input and recommendations regarding specific projects;
Identify and recommend goals for complete streets, including methods for measuring and tracking performance;
Assist in developing criteria to prioritize Capital Improvement Projects that implement the Complete Streets vision; and
Assist with public education.
The Complete Streets Committee meets quarterly at the following location:
Norm Dicks Government Center
345 6th Street, Conference Room, Suite 520
Bremerton, WA 98337
The committee consists of not more than (9) members, appointed by the Public Works Director, who are qualified either by experience or by demonstrated interest in the practices, policies and applications of Complete Streets With the exception of staff appointments, appointed community members must be residents of the City of Bremerton. There are no minimum residency time requirements for appointment.
Shane Weber, Chair
Ariel Birtley, Olympic College
Jeff Elevado, Bremerton Parks Department
Steffani Lillie, Kitsap Transit
Megan Moore, Kitsap Public Health District
Allison Satter, Naval Base Kitsap
Marco DiCicco, Bremerton School District
John Larson, At Large Community Member (representing interest in walkability and ADA Accessibility)
Dianne Iverson, At Large Community Member (representing interest in bicycling)
James Kinnison, At Large Community Member (representing interest in walkability and ADA Accessibility)
If interested in being an at-large community member on the committee, please apply here.