Speaking of dumping your car… (Aren’t we always?)

The City of Seattle’s One Less Car Challenge is back! This is an excellent, innovative program that gives people support (and incentives) to try living without a car for a limited amount of time.

There are two levels of participation. Level 1 (a “trial separation”) requires that you live without your car (or, if you’re part of a family, one of your cars) for a month. Level 2 (a “divorce”) requires a year commitment to car-freedom. The incentives are dependent on the level of participation, but some of them include: gift certificates for transit passes, bike gear, and other car-free necessities; a membership in Cascade Bicycle Club; and free advice and support from folks who already know the ropes.

The program is popular (and limited), so if you’re interested in participating, sign up now.

Unfortunately for Char and John, you have to live in Seattle to be eligible. As far as I know, Bellevue does not offer a comparable program, but this site provides information about undriving incentives for Bellevueites (Bellevue-ers? Belluvians?).

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