Presto, Change-o!

December 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Woulda-Missed-If-Driving

Presto, Change-o!

I was bicycling along on Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail when this caught my eye.  Were those…. shoulder pads?  Stapled to the stop sign?  Going back for a closer look, I saw that this one was stitched with the word, “Change-o” … And, you guessed it, the one on the other side said “Presto.” Masterful!  What trail […]

Dispatch from London: Bike-Sharing

December 8, 2011 by  
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Dispatch from London: Bike-Sharing

(what are YOU discovering while you are Undriving about?  Send us your pix and a write-up!) Undriver Paul Byron Crane reports in from London: “On my yearly sojourns To England I stop off in London, where I spent years living, to visit friends, with places to go and things to do. My passionate interest is […]

Undriving on Peak Moment TV

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, NewsFlash

Undriving on Peak Moment TV

In November 2010, Undriving founder Julia Field was interviewed by Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment Television.  This great series of 20- to 30-minute interviews shines a light on innovative initiatives in all aspects of sustainability.  Grab a cuppa coffee then check out the Undriving story here – just produced!  

Hatch Cover Art!

Hatch Cover Art!

I was walking around Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood one day and happened to notice that several hatch covers had very intricate designs.  Apparently, the City of Seattle has actually commissioned several artists over the years to design “hatch cover art” and these can be found in neighborhoods all over the city.  Some even have street […]

Now you can take Light Rail to Nordstrom!

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

Of course you always could take Light Rail to Nordstrom – there’s a station in their basement.  But now, as of today, if you go to the Nordstrom website and look for directions – you can get not only driving directions but also walking and transit directions.  Go ahead, try it: http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/1/directions# If you give […]

Going Greyhound

Undriver Steve Verhey commutes weekly by Greyhound from Ellensburg to Olympia and back.  Here’s a recent “Woulda Missed This If Driving” dispatch:  Last night a skinny, pale guy wearing a T-shirt, light sweat pants, and Converse-like shoes got on the Greyhound bus at Olympia. He was carrying a paper bag just larger than lunch-sack size. […]

Don’t hold your breath… BUT…

November 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

I just got word from Todd at Nordstrom that change is on the way: We are having a new Store Information/Events redesign that is launching on 11/14.  The map/directions will be hosted by Bing, and it will include walking and transit directions in addition to driving directions.  As for transit, it will include bus information, […]

Three boxes, Four hands

Three boxes, Four hands

I met these two out walking their big boxes of computer equipment in downtown Vancouver BC. Who says you need a car to get a bunch of heavy stuff from Point A to Point B?  Woulda missed this if driving! -Julia Field

One last tip: grow your own food!

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Mia

One last tip: grow your own food!

It might seem strange, but another way to Undrive is to grow food at home so that you don’t have to drive to the store. This summer we grew tomatoes and lettuce and my dad made me pick them – but, you know what? You can walk around the neighborhood and sell the lettuce. So […]

Resupplying by Backpack

October 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Whistle Stop Co-Op

Last week I needed to do a modest re-supply run for our coffee shop at Whistle Stop Co-op. But I was tired of having to run around in a minivan doing purchases of bulk supplies from Costco, Cash-n-Carry, Restaurant Depot, etc. So I put on my trusty old heavy-duty backpack (it had been around the […]

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