Many deserve kudos in rumble strip decision | Letter to the Editor
September 4, 2012 · Updated 1:23 PM
Now that the King County Roads Division has wisely decided to halt further installation of rumble strips on Vashon Highway, let’s give credit where credit is due:
Kudos to Islanders as a whole and not just cyclists for their support, hard work and perseverance.
Kudos to elected officials who listened and shared our vision of an Island that is friendly to all road users and kudos to those same officials who showed their commitment to an open public process.
Kudos to the roads division for becoming receptive to the community and who will develop a more holistic safety plan for Island roads and who, we hope, will be a strong partner in making Vashon a bicycle friendly Island.
Kudos to the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council for serving as a key platform to discuss the rumble strips and for lending its influential voice in representing the common interests of Islanders.
And lastly, kudos to The Beachcomber for its thorough and fair reporting on the issue and the pointed questions to King County for the many lapses of the rumble strip project.
Ken Pritchard on behalf of BikeVashon