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Jun 28th 2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
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There was a thread a while back about the Bainbridge Island PD acquiring laser radar for use on speeders who were taking the back roads during the horrendous afternoon/evening traffic jams.

I am elated to announce that someone actually used their noggin to address this traffic issue. For the past couple of weeks there have been officers directing traffic with great skill at the intersection in front the the Casino where the traffic jam had been starting. The ride home has been fantastic, no back road shortcuts needed. I can leave at 5 now and it takes me a little over 20 minutes to get home. A month or so ago the traffic backed up starting at 3:30 and it would take 45 minutes or more to travel the 12.5 miles home even if I waited until 7 pm to leave the office. Tonight I think I saw a motorcycle or two going around 60 right about where the 2 mile backup used to be. Not that I was on one of them. Nah, not me. Mr. Speed Limit, that's me. Musta been those ferry commuters. Let's hope that wisdom prevails and they keep this traffic control in effect.

So now the only reason for you guys to avoid the island is the crazy people. They don't seem to have figured out a way to fix that yet.
Jun 28th 2016, 09:16 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Bainbridge Island

  Ducati ST4
Latest report is that the officers directing traffic are going away soon...
They are working on SMART signals with cameras to watch for traffic -
We will see!!
Jul 4th 2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Spoke with the BIPD Motorcycle Officer at the Grand Old 4th in Winslow. He said money has been found to keep two Suquamish officers directing traffic at the Casino through Mid-July, at least in the afternoon, (3-6).

He said that having officers direct traffic has worked so well that everyone wants it to continue. He has no idea if it will.
Jul 4th 2016, 05:09 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
Interestingly there is an acute difference in the traffic flow depending upon the officers employed out there. One officer had been doing an absolute bang up job of keeping the traffic flowing for a couple of weeks. Last week there was a different officer out there and the jamup was just about like when the signal was operating. Not sure how they are determining how many cars to let through, but it would be cool if the one officer who kept things flowing so well might share his system with the others.
Jul 6th 2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Bainbridge Island

  Ducati ST4
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Originally Posted by DocB
Interestingly there is an acute difference in the traffic flow depending upon the officers employed out there. One officer had been doing an absolute bang up job of keeping the traffic flowing for a couple of weeks. Last week there was a different officer out there and the jamup was just about like when the signal was operating. Not sure how they are determining how many cars to let through, but it would be cool if the one officer who kept things flowing so well might share his system with the others.
Ya THINK!!

Share the info - PLEASE!!
Jul 6th 2016, 10:30 PM   #6
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77 (AMA Nat'l landspeed record holder), CB750K, CB750F
Last two days, two different officers. Yesterday was the guy who really keeps it flowing. A different officer had it flowing almost as well today. So there's hope.
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