U P C O M I N G E V E N T S :
Undriving.org’s Official Licensing Partners will be out and about with their own Undriver Licensing™ Stations! For details, please contact:
Intercity Transit (Olympia/Thurston County, WA)
Sound Transit (Seattle/King-Snohomish-Pierce Counties)
Spokane County CTR Office (Spokane, WA)
P A S T E V E N T S :
Commuter Fair at Boeing - 152 new Undrivers
Weds, November 6, 2013, 9-4pm – Renton
We partnered with King County METRO to help Boeing reduce the number of commute trips taken by car by employees coming to work at their growing Renton facility.
Gator Fest – Green River Community College - 191 new Undrivers
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:30am-6pm – Auburn
We joined King County METRO to get GRCC students and Auburn families connected to the buses and other Undriving options, and officially licensed to Undrive! Nice community festival…. lots of great activity: food, games, music, and more.
Ballard’s Neighborhood Greenway Opening Celebration - 65 new Undrivers
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10am-2pm – Seattle, Ballard
The Undriver Licensing Station was part of this community celebration, complete with ribbon-cutting by Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn! Lots of kids and families came out to play in the streets, and experience the new neighborhood greenway in Ballard, part of an ever-growing network in Seattle. Thanks to Sustainable Ballard for support.
Kent’s First Avenue Block Party – 71 new Undrivers
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 12pm-8pm – Kent
King County METRO hosted the Undriver Licensing Station at Downtown Kent’s First Avenue Block Party.
Sound Transit – Undriving’s 2nd Official Licensing Partner – is off and running! – 1,781
• In-house Staff Licensing, 2 sessions, late May - 228 new Undrivers
• Everett Elder Fair, June 6 - 115 new Undrivers
• Auburn Farmers Market, June 16 - 65 new Undrivers
• “Dump the Pump” at Westlake Park, June 20 - 65 new Undrivers
• Kent Farmers Market, June 23 - 117 new Undrivers
• Kent Cornucopia Days, July 13 - 275 new Undrivers
• Kent Farmers Market, July 20 - 121 new Undrivers
• Lakewood Farmers Market, July 23 - 51 new Undrivers
• Auburn Farmers Market, Kids Day, July 28 - 141 new Undrivers
• Everett Aquasox Game, August 2 - 28 new Undrivers
• Taste of Edmonds, August 10 - 183 new Undrivers
• Lakewood Farmers Market, August 13 - 70 new Undrivers
• Othello Park Int’l Music and Art Festival, August 19 - 240 new Undrivers
• Employee Wellness Fair, November 19 -99 new Undrivers
• Plus more events in the works!
In May 2013, we welcomed this amazing regional transit agency to the Undriving™ fold. Tbey’ve added Undriver Licensing™ to their Customer Outreach program and we are all delighted by their success. Watch for them at fairs and festivals in the King, Snohomish, and Pierce County region.
Celebrate Summer Streets – Greenwood/Phinney – 90 new Undrivers
Friday, August 9, 2013, 6-9pm – Seattle
The Undriver Licensing Station was out playing in the street, thanks to the Seattle Dept. of Transportation! This great close-the-streets-to-cars event featured lots of great activities for people of all ages, on all manner of non-motorized conveyance (and feet!). We were sponsored by the Transit Riders Union.
ORCA School – 60 new Undrivers
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6-8pm – Seattle
K-5 students and their families got licensed when they made an Undriving pledge for the coming fall – with a special invitation to join or start a Walking School Bus! Over the summer matches will be made so that students can start the new school year on the right foot. Supported by SDOT’s mini-grant program.
Salmon Bay School – 86 new Undrivers
Friday, April 12, 2013, 12:45-2:45pm – Seattle
Middle-schoolers at this k-8 neighborhood school got a special visit from the Undriver Licensing Station at … their Spring Dance! This was part of Salmon Bay’s school-wide Safe Routes to School initiatives, supported in part by mini-grants from Seattle Department of Transportation.
Intercity Transit Licensing Events – 600 new Undrivers
January 2012-March 2013 – Olympia, WA
As Undriving’s Founding Licensing Partner, Intercity Transit is now in their third year utilizing Undriver Licensing™ as part of their community outreach. They’ve licensed Undrivers at workplaces as part of their Commute Trip Reduction work with employers, at school dances in conjunction with their Safe Routes to School work, and at community events promoting transit ridership. Thanks, Intercity Transit!
Washington Transit Association Marketing Exchange Conference – 25 new Undrivers
Wed, November 14, 2012 – Vancouver, WA
Great conference for transit agencies and their marketing/communications staff. Julia Field presented on Undriving with Erin Scheel from Intercity Transit – and we licensed half the attendees. Much great learning!
Social Innovators Fast Pitch – 17 new Undrivers
Thursday, October 18, 2012 – Seattle Center
Undriving is proud to be a Semi-Finalist in Social Venture Partners’ 2012 SIFP – Social Innovation Fast Pitch for 2012. We tabled at the big Finals Gala, licensing Undrivers and making great connections. We als came home with a $1,000 check, an Audience Angel Award! Thanks, SIFP, for all the great learning over the past several months.
Fauntleroy Fall Festival - 66 new Undrivers
Sunday, October 14, 2012 – West Seattle
Undriving and King County METRO are teaming up to change driving habits in West Seattle through METRO’s “In Motion” program. Scores of happy Undrivers weathered this stormy, fun festival – we even licensed a chicken!
9th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival – 110 new Undrivers
Sunday, September 30, 2012 – 11am-7pm – Ballard Commons Park, Seattle
At Seattle’s “gold-standard” neighborhood sustainability fest, Undriving and King County METRO are teaming up to change driving habits in NW Seattle through METRO’s “In Motion” program.
Tilden School Students - 97 new Undrivers
Wednesday, September 25, 2012 – West Seattle
October is Walk to School Month! The Undriver Licensing Station visited Tilden School, and licensed all the students in the whole school! Ms. Karin’s 5th Graders are focusing on climate change and actions families can do daily, all month long, and students of all levels are sharing stories of their Undriving adventures on the hall bulletin board. We are Undriving Tilden School!
City of Redmond’s IMPACT Eco-Fair - 412 new Undrivers
Saturday, July 14 , 2012 – 10:30am-6pm – Redmond City Hall Campus, 8703 – 160th Ave NE
The Undriver Licensing Station returned to Redmond for the 3rd year in a row, for the 3rd Annual IMPACT Eco-Fair. We were right in the midst of Redmond’s ever-popular annual Derby Days festivities, for our busiest event of the year!
CoolMoms: ‘Think Outside the Car’ Kick-Off - 66 new Undrivers
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1oam-2pm – West Side School, 7740 34th Ave. SW, West Seattle
We are excited to support CoolMoms’ “Think Outside the Car” campaign in West Seattle! The Undriver Licensing Station will be a part of their campaign kickoff event.
Undriving at TEDx The Evergreen State College – 20 new Undrivers
Monday, April 16, 2012 – Olympia, WA
Julia Field was one of the featured speakers at TESC’s TEDx, entitled “Hello, Climate Change: Rethinking the Unthinkable.” Intercity Transit also brought their Undriver Licensing Station, to license attendees.
Ballard High School - 76 new Undrivers
Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:30am-1:00pm – Seattle
Students involved in the Earth Service Corps at Ballard High invited us to join them and license their classmates for this lunch-hour pre-Earth Day Celebration, with Cascade Bicycle Club too.
Gates Foundation – 47 new Undrivers
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:30-2:30 – Seattle
We were delighted to bring the Undriver Licensing Station to the Gates Foundation’s spring Transportation Fair, to help encourage more employees to commute by bike, on foot, with transit, or vanpool/carpool.
Guest Lecture: UW Honors Course, Env. Sustainability – 18 new Undrivers
Friday, December 2, 2011 – 1:00-4:30pm, Seattle
Julia Field presented on Undriving and community activism to this experiential course focused on exploring the question: Is the United States ready to seriously examine and change the habits that lead to Global Warming? Students were challenged to undrive to the presentation, and each made an Undriving pledge and get licensed.
Whistle Stop Co-op coffee and bike shop - 41 new Undrivers
Sat, November 5, 2011 – noon-3pm, Seattle
The Undriver Licensing Station helped celebrate the Grand Opening of this new coffee and bike shop, right by the Othello Light Rail Station. Attendees got licensed and got to meet the owners, Mona Lee and Dick Burkhart, who participated in the Undrive-a-thon, Undriving’s first-ever big fundraiser. Thanks, Dick and Mona!
City of Issaquah – 2 important new Undrivers
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 2:30pm
Undriving joined in to celebrate Issaquah’s new pedestrian bridge, with our Big License starring in the walking parade. We also honored Mayor Ava Frisinger and Bert the Salmon, presenting them each with their official Undriver Licenses in honor of their commitments to making Issaquah a great place to Undrive!
Undrive-a-thon Big Pledger Mia B.’s School! – 109 new Undrivers
Thursday, October 13, 2011 – 3:30-6pm, Seattle
October is Walk to School Month! The Undriver Licensing Station went back to school as part of our Undrive-a-thon. How many students can Big Pledger Mia get walking/biking to school? Find out and support her in supporting Undriving.
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center – 93 new Undrivers
Thursday, October 13, 2011 – Seattle
The Undriver Licensing Station was featured at the Hutch’s Transportation Fair, where we licensed employees of both FHCRC and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Lots of commutes and other trips are now being remodeled at these great organizations focused on health.
Dendreon Corporation – 27 new Undrivers
Thursday, October 6, 2011 – downtown Seattle
Undriver Licensing was featured as part of Environment Week during Safety Month at this downtown biotech firm. Employees made creative pledges to start commuting by Undriving means, or to recruit and support others to join them in commuting by bike, bus, or on foot.
Washington State Rideshare Organization Conference – 22 new Undrivers
Mon-Tue, October 3-4, 2011 – Leavenworth, WA
We licensed Transportation Demand Management professionals from across the state at this excellent conference. A presentation by Undriving’s Founder Julia Field and Intercity Transit’s Undriving coordinator Erin Scheel was very well received!
Intercity Transit Licensing Events – 500 new Undrivers
March-December, 2011 – Olympia, WA
As Undriving’s Founding Licensing Partner, Intercity Transit is the first other organization taking the Undriver Licensing Station to their community. They’ve licensed Undrivers at workplaces as part of their Commute Trip Reduction work with employers, at school dances in conjunction with their Safe Routes to School work, and at community events promoting transit ridership. Thanks, Intercity Transit!
Tilden School 5th Graders - 17 new Undrivers
Friday, September 30 – West Seattle
October is Walk to School Month! The Undriver Licensing Station visited Tilden School, where Ms. Karin’s 5th Graders are focusing on climate change and actions families can daily, all month long. We are Undriving Tilden School!
Moving Planet – Seattle - 132 new Undrivers
Saturday, September 24 – 11am-2:30pm, South Lake Union Park
The Undriver Licensing Station was in the midst of Seattle’s festivities as part of the national 350.org-inspired Moving Planet event. Event included a rally, parade of vehicles, walks/bike rides converging on site and around the lake, big 350.org photo, workshops, and more. Undriving at Moving Planet was sponsored by Google!
Also at Moving Planet: Urban Hiker and Undriver Michael Smith led an ”Espresso Hike” around Lake Union on the Cheshiahud Loop, stopping at select coffee destinations along the way.
Bumbershoot! – 958 new Undrivers
Sat-Mon, September 3-5, 2011, 11am-8pm each day – Seattle Center
This was our biggest event to date! The Undriver Licensing Station was part of the aLIVe (a Low-Impact Vehicle Exploration) section at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s big annual art and music festival. Among the attractions at aLIVe: Johnnie Olivan of Portland brought his amazing Bike Cars up and Undrivers of all ages took them out for a spin. Three Undriver video stories screened at Seattle International Film Fest’s Bumbershoot screening, and the Station as hopping as people from all over made pledges to reduce car use and got their licenses. Thanks to Cheryl dos Remedios of aLIVe, and to One Reel and 4Culture for sponsorship.
Washington State Transit Symposium – 16 new Undrivers
Monday, August 20, 2011, Kennewick, WA
Undriving’s Julia Field and Erin Scheel from Intercity Transit, Undriving’s Founding Licensing Partner, presented on Partnerships for Commute Trip Reduction at this annual symposium. We also licensed a bunch of transit professionals from all over the state!
Portland Sunday Parkways – 204 new Undrivers
Sunday, July 24, 2011 – 11am-4pm, Portland, OR
The Undriver Licensing Station hit the road, heading south to participate in the July edition of Portland’s famous carfree streets fest. Eight miles of downtown streets in two loops were closed to cars and wide open for biking, walking, skateboarding, dancing, you name it. Thanks to our wonderful Portland hosts and volunteers!
2nd Annual IMPACT Redmond Eco-Fair - 443 new Undrivers
Saturday, July 9, 2011 – 11am-6pm – Redmond City Hall Campus, 8703 – 160th Ave NE
The Undriver Licensing Station returned to Redmond for the 2nd year in a row. The 2nd Annual IMPACT Eco-Fair was held right next to the ever-popular annual Derby Days festivities. We licensed a record number of Undrivers of all ages at this busy event 63 per hour!
Talk at Seattle Green Festival - “Choose Your Ride and Save”
Saturday, May 22, 2011 – 3:30-4:45pm, Quest Field
Presentation by Shefali Ranganathan of Transportation Choices Coalition and Julia Field of Undriving. Whether it’s saving money or saving the environment, the wheels you choose to get to work, school and other places can make an impact on your wallet, the planet and even your waistline. So are all transportation modes born equal when it comes to saving money, time energy and more? Find out how cars, buses, trains, bikes and your feet stack up when it comes to saving time, money, the environment or your health.
Bike Day Breakfast – Antioch University – 28 new Undrivers
Tuesday, May 19, 2011 – 8:30-10am, Seattle
The Undriver Licensing Station will celebrate Bike Month participants and enlist other Undrivers among students and staff at Antioch. Coordinated by Undriving’s Media Intern Laura Veith.
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle - 331 new Undrivers
Five events – April 13, 15, 18, 20, and 22nd, 2011
We are Undriving Seattle Children’s! The Undriver Licensing Station was at five Transportation Fairs in April, at various Seattle Children’s locations – culminating with an all-day event at the main hospital site on Earth Day. We licensed employees, children, parents, and visitors. Undriving is pleased to be partnering with Seattle Children’s, which has an extensive and nationally recognized Commute Trip Reduction program.
WSDOT – Employee Transportation Fair, Olympia - 48 new Undrivers
Thurs, January 6, 2011
Intercity Transit, our Founding Licensing Partner, works with employers in the Olympia area to meet their Commute Trip Reduction goals. In January we brough the Undriver Licensing Station to WSDOT – and licensed these transportation experts to Undrive.
Middle School Dance – at Bush School in Olympia - 68 new Undrivers
Friday, December 10, 2010 – 7-10pm
With our friends at Intercity Transit, we ventured into a Friday night city-wide dance, and licensed enthusiastic middle-school Undrivers, as part of IT’s Safe Routes to School program.
Guest Lecture: UW Honors Course, Env. Sustainability – 27 new Undrivers
Friday, November 19, 2010 – 1:30pm
Julia Field presented on Undriving and grassroots activism to this experiential course focused on exploring the question: Is the United States ready to seriously examine and change the habits that lead to Global Warming? Students were challenged to undrive to the presentation, and each made an Undriving pledge and got licensed.
NE Seattle Livable Streets Workshop – 46 new Undrivers
Sat, November 13, 10am – 2pm – Gould Hall Room 224, UW, 3949 15th Ave NE
Seattle Children’s Hospital committed $4 million for transportation improvements in NE Seattle, and asked for help envisioning improvements including trail access, Intelligent Transportation Systems, safety measures, plus your ideas! People of all ages were invited to participate. Activities included Undriver Licensing™, free bike helmets and bike-safety-and-fun workshop for kids, and more.
10/10/10 Seattle Global Work Party – After-Party! – 32 new Undrivers!
Sunday, October 10, 2010 – 7-10pm – Republiq, 2946 1st Ave S., Seattle
On this global day of action, work parties were happening all over Seattle (and the planet); here’s what was up in Ballard. That evening, Global Music Project hosted a celebration with live music, speakers, libations, and more, and the Undriver Licensing Station was there.
Park(ing) Day Seattle – 49 new Undrivers!
Friday, September 17, 2010 – 4:30-7pm – People’s Parking Lot, Capitol Hill, Seattle
On Park(ing) Day, parking spaces and lots turn into parks, all over the world. Seattle had 67! The Undriver Licensing Station joined in the celebration at the end of the day, licensing Undrivers who’d been a part of the festivities all day or just ambled by – including City Council Transportation Chair Tom Rasmussen. We took our new card-making system out for a spin and it worked great! Thanks to JT Hooker for juice from his portable generator and shopping-cart DJ stand.
City of Redmond Employee Health and Transportation Fair – 44 new Undrivers!
Thursday, August 12, 2010 – 11am-2pm – Redmond Senior Center
The City of Redmond invited us to set up the Undriver Licensing Station at the annual health fair to license city employees and encourage car-free commuting. Employees from all divisions made pledges to start car-pooling, to take advantage of the City’s Loaner Bikes for errands and meetings nearby, and to commute by bike, bus, and walking more often.
IMPACT Redmond eco-fair – 315 new Undrivers!
Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 10am-6pm – Redmond City Hall Campus
The Undriver Licensing Station teamed up with the City of Redmond to license Undrivers and get Redmond residents out of their cars this summer. The Undriver Licensing Station appeared at the IMPACT: Eco-Fair – held right next to the annual Derby Days festivities. This event also kicked off the City’s eight-week “We are Undriving Redmond” Challenge – adults and kids can win prizes from R-TRIP for logging trips by bike, walking, and bus.
Seattle Green Festival - 264 new Undrivers!
Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, 2010 – WA State Convention and Trade Center
Undriving was honored to be a part of the programming at the region’s premier sustainability event for the second year in a row. Green Festival celebrates what’s working in our communities—for people, business and the environment. We had our Big License setup there, and people couldn’t miss us, front-and-center in the Skybridge. Undrivers could also connect with information about transportation options throughout the region at the Transportation Resource Center next door. Thanks to Amtrak Cascades for Sponsorship.
Ballard High School – 94 new Undrivers
Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18, 2010 – Seattle
With support from SDOT Safe Routes to School program, the Undriver Licensing Station went back to school. Students from the Earth Service Corps invited others to make Undriving pledges and get licensed – just in time for Bike to School Day May 21st. Our friends from Cascade Bicycle Club were there too, handing out route and safety information and making bicycle-powered smoothies!
American Medical Response – Family Fun Picnic – 102 new Undrivers
May 15, 2010
In a salute to the planet and positive choices, this company engaged Undriving to spend a Saturday with their employees and families at the annual company picnic. We enjoyed licensing Undrivers of all ages and supporting these drivers who come to our rescue, in reducing their non-work driving. The Seafair Clowns showed up and all got licensed, too!
John Muir Elementary School – 55 new Undrivers
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – Seattle
Our friends at Feet First have been working with this school through the Safe Routes to School program, and invited us to support their Walking Wednesdays and Walking School Bus initiative with Undriver Licensing.
Reeves Middle School – 88 new Undrivers
Friday, April 30, 2010 – Olympia
InterCity Transit‘s youth program invited the Undriver Licensing Station to Reeves Middle School. We generated quite a buzz at the Friday night dance – students came in throngs to get licensed.
Arts Walk 2010 – 134 new Undrivers
Friday, April 23, 2010 – 5-10pm – 222 State Avenue, downtown Olympia
We joined our friends at InterCity Transit to celebrate ArtsWalk 2010! Olympians of all ages got their Washington Undriver Licenses amid live music, performances, visual art, and hands-on family activities. Festivities continued on Saturday, with the annual “Parade of the Species” at noon.
Transportation Advocacy Day - 34 new Undrivers
Thursday, January 28, 2010- 9am-5pm, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia
Undriving.org joined with a dozen other organizations to host this event in Olympia. 100+ advocates from all over the state spoke up for more funding for transportation choices, safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians, creating transit-oriented communities, and healthier transportation solutions. Undriving.org issued Undriver Licenses and presented two breakout sessions.
Eckstein Middle School – 16 new Undrivers
Tue, December 1, 2009 – 8am, 3003 NE 75th, Seattle
Cascade Bicycle Club and teacher Jessica Levine invited us to come license the school’s most ardent bicycle commuters! After wrapping up the school’s SDOT mini-grant project, these committed cyclists pledged to continue riding all year, to ride in the rain, and to invite friends to join them on bikes. We hope to get invited back to license the rest of the kids who were attracted by the Licensing Station in the hallway on their way to home room!
Alex Steffen at Town Hall - 25 new Undrivers
Thurs, November 12, 2009 – 6:30-9:30pm, Seattle
Undriving was honored to be a part of Alex Steffen’s talks on the state of our planet, before he headed to Copenhagen to be a keynote speaker at the Climate Change Conference. In his inspiring talk titled “Seattle’s Bright Green Moment,” Steffen called on Seattle to become the first carbon-neutral city in the U.S. We hopped right on that bandwagon, collecting Undriving pledges!
Loyal Heights Elementary School – 94 new Undrivers
Fri, October 16, 2009 – 3-6pm, NW 80th and 26th NW, Ballard
At the school’s annual Jog-A-Thon, we issued Undriver Licenses to kids and families who pledged to reduce car-trips to school – either by changing their own family’s transporation, or by influencing others to walk or bike more. In spite of the pouring rain, families were out en masse – and we licensed over 25% of the school. Thanks to the PTA and an SDOT Safe Routes to School mini-grant.
David Byrne at Town Hall - 24 new Undrivers
September 28, 2009 – 6:30-9:30pm, Town Hall, Seattle
When we heard David Byrne was coming to town with his new book, Bicycle Diaries, we knew we wanted to be there. We licensed enthusiastic Undrivers before and after the talk, at our own beloved Town Hall. We sent a custom-made Undriver License backstage to David Byrne himself, and got word back that he loved it – and had even heard of us!
6th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival - 300 new Undrivers
Sat-Sun, September 26-27, 2009, noon-5pm at Ballard Commons Park
The Undriver Licensing Station was back for its 3rd appearance at Sustainable Ballard’s amazing annual festival – but this was our first time here with the highly interactive Big License setup.
“aLIVe: a Low-Impact Vehicle exhibition”- 53 new Undrivers
Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S – 10am-3:30pm
The Undriver Licensing Station was featured at this interactive event celebrating human-powered transportation and creativity. Fest-goers test-drove the artist-made vehicles, got licensed to Undrive, ran a 5K, and learned about healthy living. Presented by Great City Initiative, in conjunction with Seattle Parks Dept’s “Healthy Parks, Healthy You” event.
Rainier Heritage Festival / Celebrate Summer Streets! - 100 new Undrivers
Sat, Aug 8, 2009, on Rainier Ave S. between S. Orcas and Alaska – 11am-3pm
For its second year, the Undriver Licensing Station celebrated car-free streets in Rainier Valley! This year the event also featured the Rainier Heritage Parade, and we joined in with our “Big Undriver License.” Thanks to our friends at Sustainable South Seattle for teaming up and hosting us.
Sound Transit Light Rail Launch – 121 new Undrivers
Sat, July 18, 2009 at Othello Station, Rainier Valley – 10am-5pm
Undriving celebrated the launch of our region’s first Light Rail line! Folks rode for free from Westlake to Tukwila, and stopped off at Othello Station to get their Undriver Licenses. The Undriver Licensing Station was hosted by Sustainable South Seattle and Transportation Choices Coalition, amid a great street fair.
Zipcar Low Car Diet Challenge – 24 new Undrivers
Wed, July 15, 2009 at Seattle Art Museum – 9-10am
Our friends at Zipcar invited us to license the participants in their Low Car Diet Challenge! 30 intrepid Seattle Undrivers dropped their car keys into a bowl and promised to leave their car in “Park” for a month.
Bike to Work Day After-Party – Celebrate Summer Streets! – 78 new Undrivers
Friday, May 15 – 4-7pm, downtown Ballard (Seattle), NW Market and 22nd Ave NW
For three hours the streets of downtown Ballard turned into one massive bike party! Undriver Licensing was a part of celebrating Cascade Bicycle Club’s Starbucks Bike to Work Day and the City of Seattle’s Celebrate Summer Streets.
2nd Annual Sustainable West Seattle Festival - 135 new Undrivers
Sunday, May 3, 10am-3pm, near the West Seattle Junction
The Undriver Licensing Station made its second visit to West Seattle, thanks to our fellow SCALLOPS group, Sustainable West Seattle. Great festival! These guys are organized. They even got the sun to come out, even though it had rained all night. Hats off!
Earth Day Celebration – 60 new Undrivers!
Sunday, April 19 – 10am-1pm, Unity of Bellevue
Green Festival Catalyst Charles Earnest invited us to celebrate Earth Day with this warm community of Undrivers from age 5 to 82.
Seattle Green Festival - 514 new Undrivers!
Sat-Sun, March 28-29, 2009 – WA State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle
Undriving was invited to be part of the programming at Seattle Green Festival this year - where we premiered our new “Big License” method. 514 Undrivers of all ages made Undriving pledges and got into the act of making their own licenses – writing on the big dry-erase licenses, and making their Undriving commitment visible with a whole selection of Undriving props. Undrivers also visited the Undriver Resource Center – where volunteers shared information from King County METRO, Sound Transit, Cascade Bicycle Club, Bicycle Alliance, Spokespeople, and Feet First. On Saturday at 4pm, Julia Field moderated and presented in the panel, Stories of Undriving: Getting Creative about Getting Around.
Transportation Freedom Day – 13 new Undrivers!
Sunday, March 15, 2009 Rainier Valley Boys and Girls Club
Transportation costs amount to 20% of a typical family’s annual budget – so 20% of the way through the year is “Transportation Freedom Day.” This March, Undriving joined with WashPIRG, Transportation Choices Coalition, Futurewise, and the Sierra Club in mock-celebration.
Bainbridge Island ECO Village – 34 new Undrivers!
Sunday, March 8, 2009 Sekai Intermediate School, Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce organized this sweet fair, in conjunction with a Green Home Tour. Intrepid Undrivers brought the Station equipment over to the Island by bus and ferry, in a backpack and rolling suitcase!
Ballard Greendrinks – 20 new Undrivers!
Tues, January 13, 2009, 5:30-9pm at BalMar in Ballard
Twice a year, the environmental networking group Greendrinks meets in neighborhood locations. Sustainable Ballard co-hosted the January Ballard Greendrinks. Transport to downtown Ballard: wheelbarrow!
Safe Routes to School “Summit”- 23 new Undrivers!
Thur, November 13, 2008, Spokane, WA
Julia Field presented the Undriving program as part of a panel on “Creative Engagement of Youth Around Transportation Choices” at the inspiring Safe Routes to School Summit, and 23 attendees got their Undriver Licenses. A lot of wonderful work is being done in this state (and beyond!). Carpooling to Spokane with other creative and committed folk was one of the highlights of this great conference.
5th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival - 581 new Undrivers!
Sat-Sun, September 27-28, 2008, 11am-5pm at Ballard Commons Park
The Undriver Licensing Station was back for its first anniversary – at Sustainable Ballard’s amazing annual festival that attracted 7,200 people on a sunny weekend. This year’s county-fair-themed festival celebrated hands-on learning and getting creative about living more and more sustainably, and we were right there at “Grand Central.”
World Carfree Day - 43 new Undrivers
Mon, September 22, 1-4pm outside the Ballard Neighborhood Service Center
Undriving joined with organizations all over the world to mark World Carfree Day, celebrated since 2000 – a day of reclaiming our streets and lives from the automobile. We shuffled our ShuffleBus to downtown Ballard, with a crew from Northwest Cable News in tow – then issued Undriver Licenses in front of the Neighborhood Service Center.
Car-Free Sunday on Rainier Ave S - 74 new Undrivers
Sun, August 31, 3-6pm, in Columbia City
We had a great time at this City-sponsored celebration of bicycling, walking, and being in community, with the streets closed to cars for the afternoon. We were hosted by our friends from Sustainable South Seattle.
33rd Annual Seafoodfest! - 167 new Undrivers
Sunday, July 27, 2008, 11am-7pm in downtown Ballard
We were a part of Ballard’s own huge community festival, presented by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce.
Fremont Outdoor Movies – “An Inconvenient Truth” – 22 new Undrivers
Saturday, July 26, 2008, N. 35th and Phinney Ave N.
At “Save the World” night at the movies, Undriving joined with Puget Sound Community Change Card, Coolmoms, Climate Action Lab to help people take action around climate change. A professional photographer took pictures of people in our new giant Undriver License, and they all got projected on the big screen!
Seattle Greendrinks – 30 new Undrivers
July 8, 2008, Bal-Mar in Ballard, 5:30-9pm
Greendrinks met in neighborhood nodes in July. Sustainable Ballard and Puget Sound Community Change Card co-sponsored this meet-up of environmentally concerned Ballardians.
International Car-free Conference – 65 new Undrivers
June 16-20, 2008, Portland
We brought our Undriver Licensing Station to the week-long “Towards Carfree Cities” conference via Amtrak and bicycle trailer, and issued licenses to Undrivers from around the US and the world. Julia Field presented the Undriving program on a panel about Encouraging Sustainable Transportation Behavioron June 18. An inspiring conference!
Whitman Middle School – 53 new Undrivers
June, 2008, Ballard, Seattle
Sustainable West Seattle’s First Annual Festival – 205 new Undrivers
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 10am-3pm
At the Alaska Junction, West Seattle
Green My Ride – alternative transportation fair – 65 new Undrivers
Saturday, April 26, 2008 – 9:30am-3:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
SB’s Undriver Licensing Station and the Shufflebus were there!
Focus the Nation – 159 new Undrivers
January 31, 2008, University of Washington, Seattle
The Seattle event in Bill McKibbon’s national effort was held on campus at UW. Many students attended, who already bike, bus, and walk as their primary transportation. We discovered a lot about what car-free Undrivers can pledge to help reduce car use on the planet.
Whitman Middle School – 58 new Undrivers
October, 2007, Ballard, Seattle
Sustainable Ballard Undriving Pledge Month Closing Event – 15 new Undrivers
October 29, 2007, Ballard, Seattle
4th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival – 436 new Undrivers
September 29-30, 2007, Ballard Commons Park, Seattle
Non-event licenses: 405
T A L L Y : 12,596 Undriver Licenses Issued