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In This Issue

• Meet Undriver #4,267
• Bumbershoot News
• Moving Planet
• Bicycling With a Baby
• Lite Reading 


"Ask not what your car can do for you, but what you can do without your car!"
-Bill Poindexter,
Carfree American
Come to Moving Planet this Sept. 24!

Catch the Undriving Spirit!

shufflebus3Web 2WHAT'S THAT? It's the ShuffleBus! It'll be out and about this weekend in Seattle- take it for a spin at Moving Planet Seattle on Sept 24 10-2, and at Sustainable Ballard's Festival on Sept 25. Ready, set, Shuffle!

Tomorrow is World Carfree Day!

carfree_day_logoHow will YOU be Undriving on Thursday, Sept. 22?  People all over the world will be biking, walking, using transit, rowing, skateboarding, running, and more, while leaving cars at home. Join in and tell us about how World Carfree Day went for you!

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!

LevineFamilyGuess what, October is the first-ever Undrive-a-thon! Along with several other committed Undrivers, my family and I will be making a big Undriving pledge and blogging about it, while also inviting our friends and family to join us in supporting Together, we're aiming to raise $31,000 in 31 days!

I'm excited to reveal all of the participants to you and hope that you'll follow along online, cheer them (and us!) on, and join in supporting this mighty little non-profit that is helping to create the kind of world we all want to live in.

This fundraiser comes at a pivotal time for Undriving. Our proven Undriver Licensing™ program effectively engages people to reduce their car use, and is ready to be scaled.  Funds raised this October will allow us to finish developing the official Undriving™ Toolkit and get it into the hands of other organizations, to meet car-use-reduction goals in their communities.

Watch for more news of the Undrive-a-thon coming soon. See you at Moving Planet this weekend!

Thanks for Undriving,
Cynthia Levine, Undriving Board President

PS – Do you love the act of Undriving and Undriving the org???  Then there's still time to get involved and I'd love to hear your story! Please email me today and be a part of Undriving history by joining the Undrive-a-thon.

Meet Thomas Traber: Undriver #6,518

traberveloFrom Munich, Germany, Thomas was in Portland this summer for the start of the coast-to-coast Roll Over America Velomobile Tour. When he got his Undriver License at Sunday Parkways in July, he pledged to tell people about Undriving and the benefits of sustainable transport, while pedaling across the country. Read the full story here!

Moving Planet is September 24!

Around the world on Sept. 24, is getting communities moving to combat the climate crisis. Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion - marching, biking, skating, sailing - calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels.  Join a Moving Planet event in your town!

Portland: Undrive on down to Moving Planet- Portland, Portland's Climate Action Fest outside at Memorial Coliseum Commons. Learn and take action - speakers, info booths, photo ops, and more!

Olympia: Come downtown and explore, shop, learn and enjoy on foot! Join in for a picnic 5-7pm.

Seattle: Join a bike or boat brigade to Lake Union, come get your Undriver License™, participate in a climate change workshop, take part in the big rally, and be a part of the photo op! Undriver Michael Smith will also lead a caffeine-fueled "Espresso Hike" around Lake Union - register here.

Seattle-ites: Want more streets for biking/walking?

bikeblvdsTOMORROW, come to a presentation by Mark Lear and Greg Raisman, the "dynamic duo" behind Portland's amazing network of Neighborhood Greenways (aka Bike Boulevards). A growing tribe in Seattle is working on making these happen in the U-District, Ballard, Wallingford, Beacon Hill - and YOUR 'hood too? This video will paint the picture. Join in Thurs eve and catch the Neighborhood-Greenways fever!  Thurs, 9/22 at 7pm at UW's Savery Hall Room 264

Lite Reading for Undrivers:

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. 

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