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Electric-assisted Bike Share In Bellevue

Electric-assisted Bike Share In Bellevue

Electric-assisted Bike Share In Bellevue. In addition to seeing more green-painted bikeways in Bellevue, starting this week you’ll see more green bicycles as part of the city’s one-year bike share pilot. Bellevue’s is the first bike share system in the Pacific Northwest to feature exclusively electric-assisted bicycles (also called e-bikes) and a network of preferred parking areas.

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“The city’s Electric-assisted bike share pilot aims to provide people who live in, work in and visit Bellevue with more choices about how they get where they want to go,” said Transportation Director Dave Berg. “Bellevue has a lot of hills, so we’re focusing on e-bikes to make riding an option for as many people as possible across the city.”

An electric motor provides a boost while pedaling, so riders can go anywhere without breaking a sweat. The motor provides assistance up to 15 miles per hour. The green bikes are owned and operated by Lime, a private company based in San Mateo, California.

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Sagebrush Hospitality Can Save Vineyards

Sagebrush Hospitality Can Save Vineyards

Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from Washington State University scientists. Sagebrush Hospitality Can Save Vineyards This finding could be a huge benefit for local vineyards who want to manage pests and reduce their use of pesticides. The work recently was… Continue Reading

Plastic Bag Ordinance In Kenmore

Plastic Bag Ordinance In Kenmore

Plastic Bag Ordinance In Kenmore was adopted by the city council on Monday, July 23, 2018. The new plastic bag policy will be effective next year January 1, 2019. Plastic Bag Ordinance In Kenmore The said ordinance was said to encourage the use of reusable carryout bags in the City of Kenmore. The policy prohibits retailers… Continue Reading

Puget Sound to Get EPA Funding for Protection, Conservation & Recovery

The Northwest office of the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced today through its National Estuary Program it is providing $25.2 million in grant funds to state, local and tribal Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts. “A healthy Puget Sound is vital to the environmental and economic health of Washington state,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.… Continue Reading

Five Holiday Sustainability Tips from Republic Services

This holiday season, Republic Services, Inc. encourages consumers across the country to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into celebrations and family gatherings with five simple tips. “The holiday season can be a hectic time of year for just about everyone,” said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services. “Many of us want to… Continue Reading

Washington Bikes Ride in the Rain Challenge kicks off Wednesday, November 1

Get your fenders in place and take on the rain! This November 1-30, Washington Bikes is inviting everyone in the state of Washington to participate in the Ride in the Rain Challenge, a friendly competition among two-wheeled teams to bike as much as possible—for fun, for work or for just getting around town.   Participants log… Continue Reading

THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’

Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment March 22nd, 2017 Victoria, B. C. – In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring… Continue Reading

Fight Climate Change on the Eastside

Seattle Tilth Trains New Master Recycler Composter Volunteers this Spring Are you passionate about the environment and want to make a positive change in your community? Concerned about climate change, but don’t know how to help? Seattle Tilth’s Master Recycler Composter Eastside trains community members to become environmental stewards — and climate change heroes —… Continue Reading

Symphony of Gardens Tour to Benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra

Symphony of Gardens to Feature Five Eastside Gardens and Benefit Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Orchestra’s Symphony of Gardens fundraiser features five exciting private gardens in Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Kirkland and Mercer Island The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra is planning its 2nd Annual Symphony of Gardens Tour. This event, which benefits the East Side’s premier orchestra,… Continue Reading

Still Hope For Medical Cannabis Patients In Washington State

Representatives in Olympia continue with politics as usually listening special interests and agencies that treat medical cannabis as if it has no medicinal properties. They are going against the voters by further restricting patients, and taking away their rights approved by them including proposing to drop patient limits once again, and breaking HIPPA laws by… Continue Reading