Shift your ride

Transportation was responsible for approximately 34% of 2018 community greenhouse gas emissions, including on-road vehicles, air travel, ferry travel and off-road vehicles and equipment. We can help improve the health of our environment and our community members by adding more biking and pedestrian infrastructure and promoting the use of electric vehicles. 

Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Sharing Program Coming to the Island

Mobility for All – a non-profit advocacy group based on Bainbridge Island – was recently selected for $193,247 in grant funding from the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Zero-Emissions Access Program (ZAP) program. Grant funds will be used to purchase two electric vehicles and install EV chargers at the Town Square by City Hall in downtown Bainbridge Island for a community carshare pilot program. The City of Bainbridge Island was approached by Mobility for All as a potential site host for an EV carshare program, consistent with goals outlined in the City’s Climate Action Plan and Sustainable Transportation Plan. The carshare program is anticipated to be up and running by late Spring 2023. 

  1. walk, bike and bus for low carbon travel

Shifting your transportation mode is one of the most important actions you can personally take to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and help the Bainbridge Island community meet our climate action goals. Walking, biking and taking public transit can help you save money and significantly reduce your climate impact! 

Almost 50% of car trips are less than 3 miles long - a great distance for a bike trip! Replacing one car trip a week with a bike trip can help reduce pollution and congestion, and improve your health. If big hills are keeping you from making those short trips by bicycle, an electric bike may be a good option. Many local bicycle shops stock electric bikes (or e bikes) which can be charged in a standard outlet at your home. 

Have you tried BI Ride? BI Ride is an on-demand, shared-ride service for getting almost anywhere on Bainbridge Island. Download the Ride Pingo app, request your ride and the bus will pick you up wherever you are. No need to walk to a bus stop. Once you’ve requested a ride, the app displays a map showing the real-time location of the bus and the approximate ETA (in minutes) for when the bus will arrive at your pickup location. The $2.00 fare is payable with the Ride Pingo app, cash, or with your ORCA card.

  1. choose an Electric vehicle
  1. read the city's sustainable Transportation plan