Soon users will see all-new maps posted along the trails in PGFHP. A brochure containing the new map along with a brief narrative about the park and a list of some family-friendly loop trails will soon be in boxes at trailheads as well. NKTA would like to extend a warm thank you to the generous volunteers who put this together - the Park stewards, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (especially to EMBA member Brian Kilpatrick) and to REI for funding the brochure. The expertise and generosity of these volunteers have created a map that will benefit everyone who uses our wonderful park.
Another Thank You
NKTA would also like to thank the 50+ volunteers who joined the Great Peninsula Conservancy and us on October 27 to help make the Shoreline Trail even better. Viewpoints were cleared and given easier access, picnic tables were moved in, and of course, the trail itself was widened and lengthened. NKTA truly appreciates the time and effort of community members who work to make our natural spaces accessible to everyone. Thank you!
Coordinating SR 305 Safety Improvements with the Sound to Olympics Trail
The Washington State Department of Transportation held a public meeting recently to discuss plans for traffic improvements along SR 305 between Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo. A lot of the discussion dealt with special problems the roundabout included in those plans can present to bicyclist, especially those who are not commuters. In addition to safety issues NKTA attendees and other community members were very vocal about reminding officials of the need to plan those improvements with the Sound to Olympics Trail (STO) in mind. We feel it is vital to plan with an eye to the future, so all infrastructure improvements can accommodate the future STO. To that end, we would like to extend our appreciation to WSDOT for creating a public forum for community members and their concerns to be heard.