Reading In Transit

July 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Blogroll, FieldTrips

One of the great benefits of taking transit instead of driving is that you can read a book while underway. Another great benefit: getting reading suggestions from fellow travelers!  We came upon this great photo series, called Underground New York Library – have a look! Maybe you’ll be inspired to read-n-ride, or get an idea […]

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 […]

No fish on the bus!

October 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Undriving Community

It actually is Metro Transit policy to refuse riders carrying articles emitting “odors which unreasonably disturb others.”  Local Seattle bus and bike advocate & blogger, ChaCha AlaMode, recounts her bus ride with a very determined fisherman who had devised a way to sneak his daily catch past the driver:  “One Saturday afternoon, several years ago, […]

Lab Notes from Undriving Experiments

May 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Undriver Stories

How’s it going with Undriving? Remember, your pledge is an experiment – to try reducing your car use, or doing something to reduce car use on the planet – and see what happens.  As with any experiment, we don’t know the outcome ahead of time.  It might lead to a new transportation pattern, and/or we […]