From Sustainable Ballard
The Transportation Guild - Why? Our transportation choice is the biggest energy decision we make each day! Transportation impacts our health: nearly 70% of our region's air pollution comes from motor vehicle emissions. Transportation impacts our planet: transportation generates 60% of our state's CO2 emissions.
The Transportation Guild works to promote alternatives to personal petroleum transportation: from walking, bicycling, electric bicycling, busing, and skateboarding to biodiesel cars and electric transport fueled by renewable energy (hydroelectric, wind, biodiesel ...).
Futurewiseâ€™s Transit Oriented Communities Brown Bag Series
Location: Space on the Steps, GGLO, 1301 First Avenue, Seattle (enter from Harbor Steps)
One of the greatest obstacles to developing sustainable communities in our transit station areas and town centers is financing the many infrastructure improvementsâ€”from sidewalks and multimodal investments, to stormwater and utilities improvementsâ€”to meet the needs of growing neighborhoods.
Part I - Financing Infrastructure Investments in Station Areas and Town Centers: The Legislative Outlook
Wednesday, February 23rd, Noon-1:15PM
Part II - Washington State Transportation Revenue Package and the Transportation for Washington Coalition
Wednesday, March 2nd, Noon-1:15
Partnering with Sustainable Ballard, Pangreen is your local and global ridesharing network! Whether you are commuting from Ballard to work or school, or traveling to events or anywhere in the world, we help you share rides with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, and other people in your community and around the world!
Pangreen is community-powered, together we share rides to
- Combat Climate Change, Track and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
- Save Time and Money
- Foster a Fun, Healthy and Sustainable Community in Ballard and beyond!
- Ballard Bike Rack Design Contest - A Ballard-wide bike rack design contest, funded through a City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund small and simple grant, in which members of the Ballard community entered bike rack designs, a selection committee from Ballard picked the winners, Ballard metal fabricators volunteered to build the winning designs, and our friends in the City of Seattle Dept. of Transportation will install them. For full details visit the BiRDIE website
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ballard Bike Rack Design Contest. We are currently working to get the winning designs built and installed and will have more information about when this will all occur soon.
Undriving and Undriver Licensing' - The Undriving Program was born in the Sustainable Ballard Transportation Guild, tapping into peopleâ€™s innate curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness to make more conscious, active transportation choices, and to discover and share the joys inherent in car-free travel. After its debut at the 2007 Sustainable Ballard Festival, the Undriver Licensing Station hit the road to festivals, events, and schools all over the region, issuing over 3,500 Undriver Licenses to people of all ages. Undriving has now become extremely popular nationwide. It has spun off and become a non-profit organization in its own right. For the full scoop and to get your own Undriver License, please visit the Undriving website. Special thanks to King County METRO for support of the program, and Urban Sparks for fiscal sponsorship. Julia Field
How to get a free bike rack on City property:
Are you a Ballard business looking for a free bike rack in front of your establishment? All you have to do is contact our friend Dave Janis of the Bicycle Alliance at 206.224.9252 Ext. 302 or [email protected] and he'll take care of the rest, it's that easy! More information can also be found at , but make sure to contact Dave because he runs the show.
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