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"I feel safest when riding home from Costco with a big box of Huggies bungied to my rear rack.  It's sort of a 'Baby at Home' sign that works a lot better than the 80's original."

—Brian Morrissey,
Active Transportation Alliance, Chicago

Catch the Undriving Spirit!

RailBike 2John Ein-Eigl built this "rail-bike" to travel on unused rail tracks in Kirkland, WA.  His objective: "to incite others to think about how to use this great corridor." How about an undriving trail?

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!

How's it going with Undriving?  If you're working on a new Undriving experiment, let us know how you're doing.  And if you're in the market for a fall Undriving pledge, may we suggest: Take a non-bus-riding friend on the bus, and show them the ropes!  (OR: Ask a bus-riding friend to show YOU the ropes:)  Tell us about it - for the first 10 stories in from King County, we'll send both you and your friend two free bus tickets from King County METRO. 
Thanks for Undriving!

Undriving at TEDx

TEDxSnapshot 2This spring Julia Field gave a talk at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege. Watch! She shares Undrivers' stories and the creative "Undriving Sparks" they came up with, that we can all put into practice. What's Reverse Trip Planning? Epic Transit? Watch and find out.

HelloCClogoWeb 4The theme for this TEDx was "Hello Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable." Watch all the other great talks, too - right here.

Help Fuel Undriving forward in the 2nd Annual...

undriveathonlogo2 2Our annual fundraiser is in full swing! Check it out - a band of intrepid Undrivers are Undriving and raising dollars for their favorite car-use-reducing non-profit. Meet our participants, and support your favorite! Your contribution of any size is so welcome - help us bring the Undriver Licensing Station to more events in 2013!  Thanks for your support!

Undriving: Semi-Finalist in Social Innovation Fast Pitch!

SIFP_logoIn the past few months, we've been busy participating in Social Venture Partners' Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition!  This great program helped us hone our plans, sharpen our pitch, and strengthen our team. We are proud to be a SIFP Semi-Finalist and were honored at the Finals Gala with a $1000 Audience Angel Award!  Thanks, Social Venture Partners for this great program supporting social innovation.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways On a Roll

GreenwaysGrpsSeattle Neighborhood Greenways is an amazing volunteer coalition – of 19 neighborhoods (so far!) – to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets, whether we walk, drive, ride a bike, push a stroller, or move by wheelchair. If you live in Seattle, join (or start!) a group in your 'hood. And if you live elsewhere, get inspired by this incredible grassroots effort that's gaining national attention.

Seattle Undrivers: Speak out, Show up!
Neighborhood Greenways and other amenities for biking/walking are in Mayor McGinn's Draft Budget - come to the hearing on 10/25 to show your support- wear green! (Seattle City Hall, 6:30pm.) Can't make it?  Send an email in support. (Thanks, Cascade Bicycle Club for making this easy!)

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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 proven program. Contact us for more information about hiring the Undriver Licensing Station, or becoming an Official Licensing Partner.

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