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Clarified e-assist bicycle rules head to the Governor’s desk

Both the State House and Senate have passed a bill clarifying the legal status of electric-assisted bicycles on streets, sidewalks and trails. The bill (SB 6434) now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, … Continue reading

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Howell: Going Steady with Lime-E

After a month of anticipation, LimeBike released 300 e-bikes into its fleet of 4,000 bikeshare bike in Seattle this past weekend, with plans to release another 200 by this Wednesday.  Eventually, “Lime-Es” will comprise forty percent of LimeBike’s fleet. Here’s … Continue reading

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E-assist bikes, trail connections and multimodal funding on WA Bikes 2018 state legislative agenda

What exactly is an electric-assist bicycle? And where can you ride one? Providing state-level clarity on these questions is one part of Washington Bikes’ 2018 state legislative agenda, along with efforts to protects multimodal transportation funding, protect and connect trails, … Continue reading

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LimeBike and Spin announce e-assist bikes, an innovation that could change bike share all over again

Yesterday, both Spin and LimeBike announced electric-assist bicycles, an innovation that — if successful — could change the bike share industry all over again. LimeBike will likely be the first to launch e-bikes in Seattle, saying in a press release … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill company tries to take the hills out of riding

I wrote a story for Capitol Hill Seattle about Clean Republic, a company based out of a garage near the top of the Interlaken Blvd hill that makes electric front wheels to fit any bicycle. They will be at the … Continue reading

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