North Dakota Dispatch

November 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Mimi Stewart

The Oil Boom is “on” in Minot and Williston, North Dakota, and city officials there need to utilize their oil revenues to develop their real estate with “Undrivers” in mind. We drove through these cities yesterday and were, initially, encouraged as there were bike lanes & paths to the south in Bismarck, and Wind Energy […]

Human Habitats in Minnesota

October 28, 2011 by  
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Today, as part of my Undriving pledge I’m working in Minnesota, with a community of neighbors, to convince the City of Roseville to close road to allow “one entrance” to a 10 acre single family housing community adjacent to little Lake Johanna. This will have the effect of  creating a safe and beautiful non-motorized connection, […]

3rd day of Undriving in Ballard

October 9, 2011 by  
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This was another challenging day, since I overestimated what I could get done, thus didn’t quite finish. My clients, who are bikers, were impressed that I came to my morning appointment by bike, even though I was 15 minutes late! I ran a ton of errands, even met friends for happy hour, then rode home. […]

2nd day of Undriving in Eugene

October 9, 2011 by  
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My second day of “existing” without a car was an “eye-opener”. I had decided the day before that I was going to NOT DRIVE. I woke up before everyone else and realized that we were out of toilet paper (we had paper napkins), milk and cereal. Although I got a bit lost of the way […]

My first day of Undriving

October 2, 2011 by  
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 My first day of Undriving involved riding my bike, with my mandolin, from downtown Seattle to Fremont, then back. I had to purchase a heavy duty mandolin case, in preparation for my month of Undriving.   I mostly followed Dexter Avenue and found that the new traffic medians do present a bit of a hazard, […]