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Colorado Bike to Work Day is June 27

Bike to Work Day 2018Leave your keys at home and don’t spend a cent to fill up the gas tank. Wednesday, June 27 is Colorado Bike to Work Day and local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to work.

The City of Golden is supporting the statewide event by rewarding residents who choose to use bicycling or walking to travel to their workplace. Visit the City of Golden Bike to Work Day station at 10th & Washington in front of the Visitor’s Center from 6:30 to 9 a.m. to enjoy food, refreshments and giveaways. Don’t have a bike? Reserve one through the Golden Bike Library by visiting goldenbikelibrary.com. For information on additional Bike to Work stations, events, group rides and routes, visit biketoworkday.us/.

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed

Astor House EV Chargepoint StationTwo new Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations have been installed in Golden. The first was installed near the Astor House on 12th St. in March of 2018. The second was installed in June at the City of Golden Annex Building near the corner of 10th and Cheyenne.

A few tidbits about the new chargers:

  • The City received a grant for the station that covers 80% of the costs to purchase and install the station (6 stations total).
  • Charging is free for the first three years as part of the grant and these spaces are open to the public.
  • Golden’s network of charging stations are among the most often used of all stations installed in the metro area through this grant.
  • What’s the deal for a new EV? Current offerings: $3,000 rebate from Xcel Energy (if purchased before June 30, 2018), Federal tax credit of $7,500, and Colorado tax credit of $5,000. Your net cost is about $8k for a Mitsubishi all the way up to $70k for a Tesla Model X.

To find all of the EV charging stations available in Golden, visit Chargepoint.com.

Let Your Lawn Thrive with a Free Sprinkler Consultation

Slow the Flow water conservation programAre you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The City of Golden and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers’ efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end you’ll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It’s easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler.

Mayor Sloan represents the City of Golden for CC4CA

Mayor Sloan represents Golden with the Colorado Communities for Climate Action (CC4CA) in a meeting with gubernatorial candidate, Jared Polis

Mayor Sloan CC4CA

New Water Stations Installed

As part of a Sustainability Initiative to reduce single use disposable water bottles, three new bottle-filler water stations were installed downtown this week: Parfet Park; the corner of 13th St. and Washington Avenue, on the Icelantic corner, and the south side of the Billy Drew foot bridge, near the Clear Creek History Park. The freestanding fountains are also expected to reduce waste at large events and include a fountain, bottle filler and dog dish. A big thanks to the Utilities Department for assisting the Sustainability program.

Downtown water stations
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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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