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  • An (almost) Carfree Family : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    challenge biking with kids Biking with kids in cold or wet weather requires extra time for dressing appropriately For me this is less of a challenge and more a matter of timing the dressing process appropriately Since she doesn t pedal along with me she needs enough layers to keep her warm But we have to wait until the last minute to bundle up as my daughter gets overheated quickly inside if there are any delays in leaving the house The process requires a lot of organization My daughter wears a two piece snow suit in the cold weather and a two piece rain suit in the wet weather She also wears a scarf and a hat under her helmet For really cold days she has a balaclava which keeps her whole head and neck covered Any advice for other families starting out biking together My advice is to test ride as many options as you can before choosing My quest for a cargo bicycle started with a test ride of a very different bicycle which I had thought would be the right one for us Based on that first test ride I knew I needed to try many more options I set about finding ways to test ride several other options and found the one I love the Xtracycle EdgeRunner Around that time I also organized a get together for the cargo bike curious Many families brought their family biking setups and allowed anyone there to test ride It was great fun and helped several families make decisions about which bikes were right for them What s next I decided to buy a Brompton folding bike for bus bike trips and traveling to other cities or countries with our bikes Very excited about that My husband also ordered a

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/an-almost-carfree-family (2016-04-30)
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  • Family Biking on Ballard’s Neighborhood Greenway : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Driving You are here Home Undriver Stories Family Biking on Ballard s Neighborhood Greenway Family Biking on Ballard s Neighborhood Greenway December 21 2013 by julia Filed under Undriver Stories Leave a Comment Kristie s two kids with their Undriver Licenses on their new cargo bike 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 bike my kids to school we have rain gear and to run errands around Ballard We also do family bike rides on the weekends rather than driving to the market park library etc We purchased a cargo bike and we all have our own bikes so most days we do not use our car at all How do you use Ballard s new Neighborhood Greenway We use it regularly I take the Greenway to visit great grandma go to the post office the library between my kids schools etc Did Undriving get you started on a new habit

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/family-biking-on-ballards-neighborhood-greenway (2016-04-30)
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  • Tom Armstrong: “If I can bicycle, I bicycle.” : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    his part time retail job four lane road 45 mph and he bikes to his handyman gigs His truck is his Surly Big Dummy cargo bike If I just need my basic bag of tools Tom says that s only 15 20 pounds and one of the pockets on my bike swallows it easily If I need my cordless drill and some more complicated stuff I fill the other pocket Tom with his Surly Big Dummy and a load of mulch for his garden on his Bikes at Work trailer He had eight bags of mulch at 30 or so pounds each plus some metal garden edging that was another 50 pounds or so He was four fairly flat miles from home Yes that is a Utilikilt Workmans model kilt he is wearing But when he needs to say replace the stair stringers on a deck he really puts the Dummy to work along with its Bikes at Work trailer A recent deck stairway job involved three 2 12 stringers two 5 foot handrails and all the tools to finish the job That s a couple hundred pounds on his bike Why I like myself better on a bike than in a car Tom says Give him a chance and he ll refer you to the old Walt Disney cartoon Motor Mania on YouTube I m less patient behind the wheel Maybe it s the anonymity he says And Tom is a people guy He likes the direct interaction with people and his surroundings that cycling affords him He and his wife recently completed a Cycling Savvy training course in Florida and are bringing it back to Louisville It fits their cycling philosophy As a transportation cyclist Tom says I m a first class street user and won t be

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/tom-armstrong (2016-04-30)
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  • A Family Walk with Table and Chairs : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Research Findings Get Involved Make an Undriving Pledge Order an Undriver License Get Licensed at an Event Start a Program Donate News Events In the News 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 Blogroll A Family Walk with Table and Chairs A Family Walk with Table and Chairs June 25 2013 by julia Filed under Blogroll Woulda Missed If Driving Leave a Comment 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 car but then they just decided to walk it Ten blocks easy and much more fun Woulda missed this if driving Julia Field Tags moving furniture undriving walking Share your thoughts Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/a-family-walk-with-table-and-chairs (2016-04-30)
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  • Undriving in Transportation Hall of Fame! : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Blogroll Undriving in Transportation Hall of Fame Undriving in Transportation Hall of Fame June 24 2013 by julia Filed under Blogroll NewsFlash 1 Comment In May 2013 Transportation Choices Coalition turned 20 To mark their 20th year they selected 20 Transportation Champions to honor in their first Hall of Fame Undriving

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/transportation-hall-of-fame (2016-04-30)
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  • Sound Transit Takes On Undriver Licensing™! : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home Blogroll Sound Transit Takes On Undriver Licensing Sound Transit Takes On Undriver Licensing May 4 2013 by julia Filed under Blogroll NewsFlash Leave a Comment We are delighted to announce that Sound Transit is becoming an Official Licensing Partner with Undriving Later this month they ll get their very own Undriver LIcensing Station and start taking it to fairs and festivals in their three county service area We re so excited to add Undriver Licensing to our toolkit says Jim Hammond Customer Outreach Manager We want people to know they have alternatives to driving their car and this is a fun and engaging way to connect people to Link light rail Sounder commuter rail and ST Express buses Welcome aboard the Undriving Train Sound Transit And a big tip o the bike helmet to Intercity Transit our Founding Licensing Partner now in their third year doing Undriver Licensing in Thurston County We ll also be doing Undriving events with King County METRO this year and next Watch for one of these Undriver Licensing Stations near you Thanks for Undriving Julia Field and the whole Undriving team PS Who s the first Sound

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/sound-transit-takes-on-undriver-licensing (2016-04-30)
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  • Sound Transit rolling along with Undriving : Undriving & Undriver Licensing
    soitu es Madrid Marie Claire in Spain Newsletters Blogroll FieldTrips NewsFlash Undriver Stories Undriver Videos Woulda Missed If Driving You are here Home NewsFlash Sound Transit rolling along with Undriving Sound Transit rolling along with Undriving April 24 2014 by Mike Schachter Filed under NewsFlash Leave a Comment Sound Transit Seattle WA is now in their 2nd year as an Official Undriving Licensing Partner In 2013 they brought the Sound

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/sound-transit-rolls-along-with-undriving (2016-04-30)
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  • Undriver Licensing Coming to Spokane County : 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 NewsFlash Undriver Licensing Coming to Spokane County Undriver Licensing Coming to Spokane County April 24 2014 by Cynthia Filed under NewsFlash Leave a Comment It s official The Spokane County CTR Commute Trip Reduction Office

    Original URL path: http://undriving.org/undriver-licensing-coming-to-spokane-county (2016-04-30)
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