Have you thought about getting an Undriving license?

There is a program in Seattle, WA that wants to teach you to become an “Undriver”. — Go to http://undriving.org/ for details.

Using creative methods to brainstorm and implement different ways to cut down on driving trips, their mission is to challenge people to reduce car trips in any way, shape or form.

undriving-license-siteOver 70% of the newly licensed “undrivers” say they established a new pattern in commuting. How about just getting in the habit of inviting your neighbor to join you on trips to the grocery store?

What a great change for the New Year!

* Thanks to Anwar Fazal Penang for the heads-up

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton

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One thought on “Have you thought about getting an Undriving license?

  1. I have often thought that teaching sustainable transport skills should be part of the school curriculum, and in particular should be mandatory for anyone wanting a driving licence — just as anyone wanting a gun licence should have to demonstrate that they know how to defend themselves (or whatever they want the gun for) without rushing to pull the trigger at the first opportunity.

    People should also be rewarded for not learning to drive, e.g. by continuing to qualify for children’s fares on public transport.


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