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  • Research Findings: Seattle Children’s : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    when possible Biking is so much fun I love biking and seeing things I miss when either driving or riding the bus Riding the bus can be fun It increases my reading time This summer my sweetheart and I will plan more bus dates and trolley dates Walkers I ve been walking more to local restaurants rather than driving I have been walking more this helps me also reach a goal for fitness Fitness opportunities I walked to the store a few times The walk was pleasant and it served for good exercise I biked everyday to work this month including the whole weekend I was on call I feel fitter and healthier and proud of myself Lost ten pounds in part due to bike commuting As this survey reveals there are countless benefits of Undriving which Undrivers are able to experience and appreciate after forming new commuting habits 76 are saving more money and 69 are getting more exercise while 55 feel good about making a positive change and 51 experience less stress Some Undrivers found unexpected benefits to their new habits Since I began walking to work my husband has started taking the bus to work and we have gone from a two car family to a one car family with our one car parked in the driveway for most of the week Saving a lot of money on gas and car maintenance and can still do things without driving a car 68 reported that they showed their Undriver License or talked with others about Undriving The Undriver License provides a natural way to share one s commitment and start a conversation with others about what they might do This ambassadorship is a unique component of the Undriving program Children s Undrivers showed off their licenses and spread

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/survey-results/research-seattle-childrens (2016-04-30)
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  • Research Findings : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    proudly wears on his backpack He has either biked or walked to school ever day so far He likes to tell people he s reducing global warming In response to the question What benefits did you realize from Undriving respondents said More time with my kid Living the example I want her to see Better punctuality even though Undriving takes an hour longer to get to work Go figure I convinced my neighbor to take a bus trip with me Donated my car Survey of Focus the Nation Undrivers March 2008 This group of Undrivers included more people who live without a car using bus and bicycle as primary modes of transport They made powerful pledges to share their Undriving experiences with others to not accept rides when someone would be going out of their way to pick them up and to speak up to family members about their car use Over 30 of Undrivers responded 95 followed through on their pledge and over 70 started new patterns or habits as a result of Undriving Sadly due to an unfortunate click of the mouse the survey results for this group of Undrivers have disappeared into cyberspace Darn Where s that Undo button Survey of Green My Ride Undrivers June 2008 Click here to peruse full survey results be sure to click on the view tabs and page through all the great stories and comments Some highlights An impressive 40 of Undrivers responded to our survey 94 of respondents followed through with their Undriving pledge The top rated motivation to try Undriving was concern about global warming and CO2 emissions 82 Others included stress or hassle of driving 47 cost of driving 42 Other motivations The discount at PCC The challenge of getting out of my car getting exercise living more simply 70 got started on a new habit or pattern as a result of the Undriving program Some examples My husband and I are using a trailer attached to our bikes to do our grocery runs Carpooling 1 day per week when our schedules match Dusted off my bike I went to the medical clinic which involved using 2 new bus routes I d not used before I discovered that the transfer process was more efficient that I expected Instead of driving my dog to the dog park I walk him to neighborhood fields and get exercise myself I had two evening meetings for work one in Rainier Valley the other on Beacon Hill Instead of checking out a staff car I took Metro buses Both situations worked out well because I had consulted schedules beforehand In response to the question What benefits did you realize from Undriving 84 are getting more exercise and 68 feel good about making a positive change Other respondents said Shopping with bike makes you more careful about what you buy and eat Got my kids 3 6 thinking about transportation choices Survey of Sustainable West Seattle Undrivers June 2008 Click here to peruse full

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/survey-results/research-summary (2016-04-30)
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  • Get Involved : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Interview on Peak Moment TV Article in New York Times TEDx Talk by Julia Field Article in Worldchanging Article in La Presse Montreal Article in soitu es Madrid Marie Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Get Involved There are lots of ways to get involved with Undriving where do you want to start Make a

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved (2016-04-30)
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  • Make an Undriving Pledge : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Make an Undriving Pledge Make an Undriving Pledge Undriving means getting creative about getting around and taking action to reduce your car use or car use on the planet Make a pledge and get licensed WHAT COULD YOU EXPERIMENT WITH Design your own Undriving Pledge for the month ahead and see what you discover GET CURIOUS How necessary is a car for each of the trips we take There are lots of ways to Undrive walk bike bus carpool telecommute skip the trip What surprise benefits might await saving money better health more connectedness less stress more time Car free folks can encourage and support others to drive less BE CREATIVE What s your pledge Try something that s do able but also a stretch Here are some thought starters for you Bus or bicycle to work X days per week Commit to being car free on certain days of the week Limit driving to XX miles per month Show your license and talk about your Undriving discoveries Form a carpool to get to church preschool book group etc Start a Walking School Bus to get the kids to school Get a bike trailer for cargo or kids got one pledge to loan it Walk to the grocery store with a rolling cart Combine errands with dog walks If you are already a committed Undriver there s always more you can do consider pledging to not RIDE in cars for the month or not accept rides when someone is going out of their way to pick you up or to share your experiences as an Undriver with friends and co workers and encourage them to make their own pledge

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved/make-a-pledge (2016-04-30)
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  • Order an Undriver License™ : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Order an Undriver License Order an Undriver License Greetings We re working on a brand new Undriver Licensing online experience until then Consider taking the pledge and embarking on your month long Undriving experiment 1 First think about a pledge you d like to make for the next month that would reduce

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved/order-a-license (2016-04-30)
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  • Get Licensed at an Event : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Julia Field Article in Worldchanging Article in La Presse Montreal Article in soitu es Madrid Marie Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Get Licensed at an Event Get Licensed at an Event The highly popular Undriver Licensing Station appears at events around the region People of all ages and all stages of Undriving enjoy getting

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved/come-to-an-event (2016-04-30)
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  • Start a Program : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Start a Program Start a Program Intercity Transit s Erin Scheel receives the Undriver Licensing Station Toolkit March 2011 Becoming an Official Licensing Partner with Undriving Is your organization seeking a creative way to engage with people to think differently about their transportation choices Need a way to connect with more people about the great car use reduction programs you offer Undriver Licensing can help As an Official Licensing Partner of Undriving your organization can utilize this innovative program to engage and empower people to reduce car use With the Undriver Licensing Station Toolkit you will receive all the equipment supplies training and everything you need to run a successful Undriver Licensing program in your community This opportunity is well suited to transit providers government agencies non profits youth focused programs Commute Trip Reduction groups and universities Our Founding Licensing Partner Intercity Transit in Olympia WA has been utilizing Undriver Licensing since early 2011 to rave reviews Intercity Transit has incorporated Undriving into their work with workplaces around Commute Trip Reduction at schools as part of their Safe Routes to School focus and in the community to build transit ridership Undriving fits well with Intercity Transit s youth education trip reduction and marketing goals In fact there s not a place we go that wouldn t benefit from bringing the Undriver Licensing Station along says Meg Kester Intercity Transit s marketing director Undriving has transformed the way we interact with our community it is becoming our public face In 2013 Sound Transit Seattle WA began operating their own Undriver Licensing Station at events around the region licensing over 2 000 new Undrivers And in 2014 Undriver Licensing comes to

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved/start-a-program (2016-04-30)
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  • Donate : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    York Times TEDx Talk by Julia Field Article in Worldchanging Article in La Presse Montreal Article in soitu es Madrid Marie Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Get Involved Donate Donate WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT of the Undriving movement In Al Gore s new book Our Choice he states that the first obstacle we must overcome to solve the climate crisis is changing the way we think Yes indeed This is the frontier Undriving is successfully and playfully working on Can you help us build on this success Your donation will enable us to license more Undrivers throughout the region and will help us put our Licensing Toolkit and Training Program into the hands of more organizations so they can bring Undriver Licensing to their communities We welcome contributions of any size no amount too large or small Your donations are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor Urban Sparks a 501 c 3 organization Thank you for your support If you prefer to mail your donation please make your check payable to Undriving Urban Sparks and send it to Undriving c o Urban Sparks 4229 Baker Avenue

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/get-involved/donate (2016-04-30)
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