An (almost) Carfree Family

December 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Undriver Stories

We met this (almost) car-free family at the Ballard Neighborhood Greenways event where they got their Undriver Licenses™ in fall, 2013. The whole family goes almost everywhere on bikes. Sara Daum tells us their story: What did you pledge for your Undriving pledge month?  “We pledged as a family. None of us drove at all […]

Family Biking on Ballard’s Neighborhood Greenway

December 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Undriver Stories

Kristie Thompson and family got licensed in September, 2013, at the ribbon-cutting party for the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway – part of a growing network of neighborhood greenways in Seattle.  Here’s their story! What was your Undriving™ pledge? “We pledged as a family – to bike the kids to school.” How’s it going with Undriving? “I […]

A Family Walk with Table and Chairs

June 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Woulda-Missed-If-Driving

I was out in my yard gardening, when… a table and two chairs walked by!  Setting down my shovel, I got the scoop: After brunch out with her parents, this young woman had found a great set for her kitchen at the consignment store nearby. She considered having it delivered, and going home for her […]

Tom Armstrong: “If I can bicycle, I bicycle.”

June 17, 2013 by  
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We met Undriver™ Tom Armstrong on the Undriving™ Facebook page, and got curious about the back-story on this bike-riding handyman.  Undriver Mary Davies got the scoop! “If I can bicycle, I bicycle.” – Sir David Attenborough That’s how Louisville, KY, Undriver Tom Armstrong signs his emails. And it describes his undriving life pretty well. He’s […]

Undriving™ at Tilden School – Fall 2012

November 30, 2012 by  
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In late September, the Undriver Licensing™ Station visited Tilden School in West Seattle.  5th Grade Teacher Karin had prepped the whole school, so we were eagerly awaited by students in every grade – Kindergarten through 5th!  The students had all taken home pledge forms, and the families had each designed their own Undriving experiment for […]

Semi-finalist in SIFP 2012; 1K Audience Angel Award

October 22, 2012 by  
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Social Venture Partners‘ Social Innovation Fast Pitch competition has kept us on our toes this summer and fall!  Undriving is proud to have been selected as a Semi-Finalist.  A Big Huge THANK YOU to SIFP for providing us with this amazing learning laboratory – this process has sharpened our plans, honed our pitch, and strengthened […]

TEDx Talk by Julia Field on Undriving

August 22, 2012 by  
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Undriving Founder Julia Field was invited to participate in TEDx TheEvergreenStateCollege, “Hello, Climate Change: Re-thinking the Unthinkable.”  Here’s her 15 minutes, from April 16, 2012.  Watch the rest of the offerings, too – here.

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 […]

Undriver #6,629: Maria – “Not Hussling for the Fossiling”

May 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Undriver Stories

To celebrate giving up her car, Maria ordered her Undriver License online – along with a gift license for her fiancé, Justin. She wrote us on Facebook:  “Got my Undriver License in the mail! It’s been a little over a month without a car. How fashion-conscious! — Not hussling for the fossil-ing; all bets on […]

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, […]

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