In This Issue
• Meet Undriver #4,267
• Moving Planet
• Bicycling With a Baby
• Lite Reading
Albert Einstein said:
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
Catch the Undriving Spirit!
Undriving to school is cool — check out this pedal-powered "bus" from the Netherlands!
How are YOU Undriving these days?
Your tax-deductible contribution
of any size will help fuel Undriving! Donate online
or mail a check to:
4229 Baker Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
There's something magical about Undriver Licensing™.... it seems to activate our curiosity
, open up new possibilities for how we might get around, and it really does lead to new transportation habits. We love hearing what Undrivers are discovering
, as they report in on their progress after pledging. It can be contagious, too!
We licensed a lot of families in Redmond last month, and were curious how these family pledges would play out. Marisa and family pledged to
"walk, bike, and bus more," and here's her report:
"We have a family of 6, and that can mean driving someone somewhere everyday! I suggested to my kids that we would walk more, ride bikes, and go out for groceries and errands just 2x per week. We planned out our week and really stuck to our plan. We shared our excitement about our Undriver Licenses with neighbors and encouraged them to do the same - and it's working!"
Thanks, Marisa! Turns out that our Founding Licensing Partner, Intercity Transit
, is also getting great results from using Undriver Licensing in Olympia - it's helping them engage with kids at schools, employees at workplace transportation fairs, and potential bus riders at community events. We are excited to be presenting on Undriving at two conferences in the next two months, where we hope to connect with more Official Licensing Partners to keep spreading this successful program. Thank you for being a part of it!
Thanks for Undriving,
Julia Field & the whole Undriving team
PS. King Co. Undrivers: We did it! The King County Council averted cuts to METRO with a creative solution. Send a thank you email here.
Meet Bob Edmiston: Undriver #4,267
This resourceful Undriver was on a quest to find the cheapest, most time-effective commute option. He systemically experimented with six different ways of commuting to work: car, electric car, motorcycle, bus, bike, and electric bike. What mode of transport did he deem the "Excuse Eliminator"
? Read the full story here
Undriving Goes to Bumbershoot!
As August winds down, we are gearing up for a busy Labor Day Weekend this Sept. 3-5 — the Undriver Licensing Station™ is headed to Bumbershoot
, Seattle's legendary music and arts festival, from 11am-8pm each day.
YOU can be part of this event by helping license Undrivers. We'd love your energy and enthusiasm — and in return, you'll receive a free pass to Bumbershoot for the day you volunteer ($45 value), plus ten free METRO tickets! Simply pick a shift to work (11am-3:30pm or 3:30-8pm each day) and email
us. This is an opportunity not to pass up.
And while you're at Bumbershoot, check out Undriving’s debut in the 1 Reel Film Festival
, where three Undriver video stories will be showcased on Sept. 4 at 1pm. Thanks to aLIVE
Around the world on Sept. 24, 350.org
is getting communities moving to combat the climate crisis. Join a Moving Planet
event in your hometown, or start one yourself.
: Join a bike or boat brigade around Lake Union, come get your Undriver License™, participate in climate change workshops — and take part in the big rally. Different human-powered groups will all converge at South Lake Union Park. Undriver Michael Smith will also lead a caffeine-fueled "Espresso Hike" around Lake Union - register here
starting Sept. 8. Pssst:
Want to volunteer
? Help us license Undrivers from 11am-2pm and get free METRO tickets. Thanks!
Undriver Tips & Tricks via Facebook:
"How can I bicycle with a one-year-old?"
community is a great resource! A new mom recently posted this question on Undriving's Facebook page — and resourceful Undrivers like you responded with creative and thoughtful answers
. What questions do you have about getting around without a car? Join us on Facebook
and ask! Or email
us and we'll post them for you.
Lite Reading for Undrivers:
Want more? Posted almost daily on our Facebook!
About Undriving: Undriving™ is a Seattle-based 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.