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“I don't want my daddy to drive his car on my painting.” -Young Austrian artist involved in street painting project. Let's paint more streets! DontDriveOnMyPainting 3

Thanks to World Carfree Network!

Catch the Undriving Spirit!

ShoesEyeViewHere's a great little stop-action animation from Russia - take a playful urban walk from a shoe's eye view. Watch!

Your tax-deductible contribution of any size will help fuel Undriving! Donate online or mail a check to:
Undriving/Urban Sparks
4229 Baker Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Thank you!


Greetings, Undrivers!

NASAvidGOT 26 SECONDS?  Watch this little video from NASA, that shows how our planet has warmed since the 1880's.  

Transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions - a great reason to do more Undriving!  Of course, there are lots of other reasons, too - better health, more exercise, connection with nature, greater sense of community - and as one Undriver put it, "Living the example I want my daughter to see."

So what's YOUR latest Undriving Pledge?  Even if we bus or bike every day, or don't have a car, there's always more we can do to reduce car use.  Take a non-bus-riding friend on a transit trip and show her the ropes; help a friend fix his bike or find a good used one; or get involved something that makes it easier for others to Undrive too, like Seattle's Neighborhood Greenways effort. Lots more ideas here! Activism counts, too - read on.

Looking forward to Undriving onward with you in 2012,
Julia Field, Founder/Director

PeakMomentVideoPS. Check out Undriving in the news:
In the New York Times (the 'Autos' section:-) Combatting the Associative Guild of Car Love

And on Peak Moment TV: a half-hour interview, Undriving: Changing the Way We Think

One-Minute Activism: Speak up!

Federal Funding for Biking and Walking is at risk!  On February 2, we expect the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee to vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funds for biking and walking. Click here to email your US Representatives.

WA State Undrivers: 
Last week, Governor Gregoire proposed a $3.6 billion transportation package that contains NO money for bicycling. Zero, zip, zilch, nada. Tell your State Legislators to improve the package and support human-powered transportation - click here.

AND: Come to Transportation Advocacy Day! January 31st in Olympia.
Learn about the issues shaping WA's transportation future and meet with your legislators. It's an informative and empowering day - be there! Carpools available. There's still time to sign up - RSVP here.

Get Licensed Online: 2 for 1!

SandorTimea 4Give the gift of Undriving! Special Offer: 2-for-1 Licenses.  Sandor recently ordered a license for himself, and one for Timea as a gift. You can do the same - or order two gifts, or encourage two friends to get licensed, or license your kids, or...?  Click here to get started!

Lite Reading for Undrivers:

About Undriving:
Undriving™ is a non-profit that reduces car use through individual behavior change.  Our innovative Undriver Licensing™ program engages people of all ages to experiment with and discover new ways of getting around.  We are dedicated to scaling and spreading this successful, community-generated program. Contact us for more information about hiring the Undriver Licensing Station, or becoming an Official Licensing Partner.

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