WINSLOW WAY | BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA
Owner: City of Bainbridge Island
SvR Role: Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
Construction Cost: $4.3 million
Start Date: 2007
End Date: 2011
Recognition: 2013 FHWA/WSDOT Project of Excellence Award
Working closely with the City of Bainbridge Island, SvR helped realize the City’s vision of creating a vibrant pedestrian downtown environment that enhances multimodal and multiuse activity. The design program for this half-mile of roadway addressed the reconstruction of failing utility infrastructure (including water, sewer, and drainage), relocation of overhead utilities, intersection improvements and the introduction of green stormwater infrastructure systems. The design emphasized community values in providing wider sidewalks, gathering areas, bike facilities and site amenities while addressing overall accessibility.
Since the design’s completion, Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute called Winslow Way “one of the best remade streets I’ve seen anywhere in America.”
SvR’s well documented PS&E’s resulted in competitive bidding coming in within less than one percent of the $4.6 million engineer’s estimate.