February 1, 2018
Have You Tried a LimeBike?
Suspect in Rash of Thefts Arrested
Local Electric Bus Company Wins Award
Which Bin Does It Go In?
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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LimeHave You Tried LimeBike?
 
LimeBike is the City's new bike sharing program available to everyone. Rides cost $1/30 minutes. To ride a LimeBike, download the app onto your smartphone, scan the bike number, strap on a helmet, ride, enjoy and park smart. Try out a free ride on the bikes with the promo code "CityofTrees."
 
The City has received complaints of bikes being left on residential property and blocking sidewalks. LimeBike is a dockless model - bicycles can be ridden anywhere and are not returned to docking stations. The benefit of such a program is the flexibility it offers users. However, it relies on users parking smart. Click here to watch a brief (and entertaining) video about parking smart. Parking smart means never leaving the bike on the ground and never blocking pedestrian access or private property. Contact LimeBike's 24/7 customer service with any complaints about a LimeBike in the way.
 
LimeBike's 24/7 customer service: Call or text to 1-888-LIME-345; email  support@limebike.com
 
To share your experience and inform our pilot phase, please email  bikeshare@burlingame.org
thiefSuspect in Rash of Burlingame Thefts Arrested

Yesterday morning, a Burlingame resident reported theft of his backpack and laptop from his unlocked vehicle to Burlingame police. Fortunately, the victim was able to track his stolen items to the vicinity of Woodlake Shopping Center in San Mateo where Burlingame Police were then able to arrest the suspect.  The police were able to recover additional items - also stolen from Burlingame residents' unlocked vehicles - at the time of the arrest.

The City has been experiencing a recent surge in thefts from unlocked vehicles, specifically in residential neighborhoods.  The Burlingame Police Department is urging residents and visitors to lock car doors and avoid leaving valuables in their cars.

proterraLocal Electric Bus Company Wins Award

Congratulations to  Proterra for being one of Sustainable San Mateo County 2018 award recipients. Proterra, located in Burlingame, designs and manufactures zero emission heavy-duty buses. The company set a world record with a bus that traveled 1,101 miles on a single battery charge.
 
Burlingame is lucky to be home to a number of businesses with sustainable business practices, including our own  Burlingame Green Business Award winners:  Alvin's Coffees and TeasSan Francisco Airport Marriott WaterfrontQue SeRaw SeRaw , and  Putnam Automotive .
binWhich Bin Does it Go In?

We've been curious about where to throw certain household items and whether they are recyclable. We reached out to Recology's Waste Zero Specialist who gave us the answers below and shared an excellent online resource called  WhatBin. Are you curious about an item that's not listed below? Send your questions to  smichael@burlingame.org or try looking it up  here.

Compost - Green Bin 
  • Butter/margarine stick wrappers
  • Wax or parchment paper
Recycling - Blue Bin 
  • Milk and juice cartons 
  • Stapled paper
Garbage - Black Bin 
EventsEvents Around Town
First Friday Art Series
Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Main Level, Burlingame Main Library

The Burlingame Library art series kicks off again with art of  Robert Liu-Trujillo !  Born and raised in the Bay Area, he is a visual artist and father who employs the use of illustration, storytelling, and public art to tell tales.  Come by  Friday  night for the after-hours show featuring a collaborative project using one of his portraits. Refreshments will be served.
Author and Art Event Featuring Obi Kaufmann
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
Join us to celebrate the new California Field Atlas by Obi Kaufmann!  He will discuss the book's creation, provide an art demo, and have a selection of watercolor pieces to display.
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