There is a program in Seattle, USA that wants to teach you to become an “Undriver”. — Go to http://undriving.org/ for details.
And what about this? Should Penang also start its own Undriver project. A grassroots movement to show what individual citizens who care can do for themselves and for others for a better, safer and fairer Penang.
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.
Over 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!
Now, who is going to take the lead?
* Thanks to Dr. Anwar Fazal for the heads-up
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This is one of a long list of low cost projects and initiatives thus far consisting of some 100 separate actions that can be carried out by government, the private sector, civil society and individuals citizens and groups to advance the Sustainable Transport Agenda over 2017-2018. Each of these actions will not only lead to important if often small improvements, but also help all involved better understand the kinds of measures that are needed now and in the longer term. They are learning systems.
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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