Reduce the Speed Limit on Madison Ave NE between Port Madison Lutheran Church and Frog Rock from 35 MPH to 25 MPH
Madison Ave NE between Torvanger Rd and Phelps Rd in Bainbridge Island, WA currently has a speed limit of 35 MPH. This road is located in a residential neighborhood between the historic Port Madison Lutheran Church and Frog Rock.
With homes immediately adjacent to Madison Ave, children at play, and multiple pedestrians and cyclists on the road shoulder, the 35 MPH speed limit is unreasonably fast and hazardous to neighborhood residents, pedestrians and cyclists.
This road has also become a "short-cut" for non-resident commuters avoiding Highway 305. These commuters exponentially increase road traffic volume at rush hours and routinely exceed the posted 35 MPH limit, increasing the risk of accident with residents, pedestrians and cyclists and causing substantial noise pollution.
We believe that reducing the speed limit to 25 MPH will add only seconds to the journey in this historic Bainbridge Island neighborhood and increase the safety, security and welfare of residents and road users.
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, respectfully request that the City of Bainbridge Island lower the speed limit on Madison Ave NE between Torvanger Rd and Phelps Rd to 25 MPH from 35 MPH as soon as possible following the date of this petition.