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: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .

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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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