Bike repair station in Everett helps cyclists in a pinch

1. Get pumped.

If you enjoy biking to the Everett Public Library to find a good book, read on.

Everett Transit recently installed a bicycle repair station near the main entrance at 2702 Hoyt Ave.

The station includes a pump to inflate tires, as well as various tools such as a screwdriver, pedal wrench and hex key to fix up your bike. Its available to all cyclists, too — whether you’re visiting the library or not.

Everett Transit has installed 15 bicycle repair stations around the city since 2018.

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2. Get charged.

The long drive to Sea-Tac Airport was already a drag, but what if your ride home runs out of power?

New fast charging stations were recently installed at the Seattle area airport. The stations, which can serve four vehicles at a time, are located in the airport’s cellphone lot at 2623 S. 170th St.

The charging stations are part of the Port of Seattle’s effort to reduce carbon emissions.

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3. Get planting.

If reducing your carbon footprint isn’t enough, here’s another way to go green.

Plant trees to help save salmon in the Snohomish Watershed, which is made up of the Snohomish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers and more than 1,700 tributaries.

Trees help salmon in two ways: Their canopies keep the water cool by providing shade and their roots keep the water clear by slowing the erosion of riverbanks.

Sound Salmon Solutions is hosting two volunteer events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 22 at Al Borlin Park, 615 Simons Road, Monroe.

Volunteers are needed to plant native trees and shrubs along the Skykomish River. The event is open to ages 5 and older.

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— Evan Thompson, Herald writer

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