Sunday, February 27, 2011


Getting Creative About Getting Around

Undriving logo
There are a lot of ways to get around other than by car. I like public transit (and you probably do too, even if you think you don't.) Walking is good, especially in walkable communities, like most downtowns and some of the urban villages locally. Biking is also great (my bike, alas, needs some reconditioning.)

Want other ideas? Check out the fun and useful Undriving web site, committed to helping people get around in creative ways and leave the car in park more of the time. The idea and web site were born in 2007, and has seen steady growth of Undrivers since. And you know why driving less is a good idea: less carbon, ameliorates climate change, less congestion, healthier lifestyle, more connections with people, discover more of your community, save money, etc. It's more sustainable. They've got some great sponsors, and sometimes you get free Metro transit tickets. It's appealing.

I'm getting my own Undriver License, and will post a picture of it here when it arrives (they say in a week or two.) They request a $20 donation which is tax-deductible.

There's also a Facebook fan page and a Twitter stream.

(h/t Bonnie Frye Hemphill)

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