Drivers are to blame on Fletcher Bay Road | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

As someone who has worked for many years designing processes, I always balked when someone came up with a “needed” change to address a problem that wasn’t caused by existing processes but specific behavior that needed to be addressed.

If the speed limit changing from 25 to 35 mph “encourages drivers to hit the gas” and then “they are going by at 50 or 55” which is terrifying. Isn’t the issue that cars are speeding and should be ticketed for doing so?

The addition of new shoulders to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists “has given the driver the freedom to go faster”? Does this mean we should not have shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists because the police can’t keep drivers from speeding?

“According to the city’s Public Works Department, the design of Fletcher Bay Road supports the posted speed limit” and as a neighbor that travels this stretch of road every day, I agree.

Shouldn’t the petition be to increase police presence and add those wonderful monitors that flash your speed limit to remind drivers how fast they are going?

Please address the correct issue which is speeding and inattentive drivers not an incorrectly posted speed limit.

SHARON HELM

Bainbridge Island

More in Letters to the Editor

Our beloved tree was a safety hazard | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Winslow community, you may have noticed a very open… Continue reading

Let’s work together for a livable future | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Young people are speaking out. The May 31 article… Continue reading

We’re doomed if we don’t stop idling | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We’re doomed. I can’t park in a lot on… Continue reading

Thanks for supporting our Bike to School Day | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thanks to so many for making Bike to School… Continue reading

The people Trump wants are here now | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The younger more educated immigrants that Trump prefers, ARE… Continue reading

Please drive the posted speed limit | Letters to the editor

Bravo to the Bainbridge Island City Council. May and all months have… Continue reading

City should think again before purchase | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My wife and I often visit a dear friend… Continue reading

Wood chips probe prompts questions | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Do I understand correctly that everybody involved in the… Continue reading

Remind PSE of the importance of clean energy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thank you 23rd Legislative District! We are so fortunate,… Continue reading

Council should stop project immediately | Letter to the editor

To the editor: It seems apparent that four members of the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Impeachment needs support of GOP Senate | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I was delighted to see that the Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Your voice is needed to solve homelessness | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Steven Grassia offers some good ideas on dealing with… Continue reading