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#MobilizeWA Story Map Earns Statewide Coverage

A map of Washington state with logos spread across it of a dozen local news organizations.
A map of Washington State overlaid with logos of local news organizations.

At Disability Rights Washington, access to transportation is consistently listed as a top concern for our constituents, which is why we launched the Disability Mobility Initiative and are surveying people across our state who can’t or don’t drive. So far, we’ve interviewed more than 100 people across Washington from every legislative district and documented those stories on our #MobilizeWA transportation story map. [1] 

Below is some of the news coverage we’ve received since launching the project in January. 

Op-Eds

Columbian: Increase Mass Transit Options [2]

Tacoma News Tribune: Disabled Access [3]

Wenatchee World: Transportation Funding, It’s About More than Cars [4]

Tri-Cities Herald: Disabled Tri-Citians need better access to our community [5]

Kitsap Sun: Disabled People Need State to Invest In Accessibility [6]

Everett Herald: Comment: State transportation budget can’t leave anyone behind [7]

Port Townsend Leader: Transportation Funding Needs to Consider People Who Don’t Drive  [8]

Seattle Times: As We Aim for Less Reliance on Cars, Learn from Those Who Don’t Drive  [9]

The Olympian: Invest in Sidewalks so People with Disabilities Can Get Where They Need to Go [10]

Mercer Island Reporter: Invest in Accessibility [11]

Real Change News: Disabled People Need Washington to Invest in Sidewalks and Transit  [12]

Urbanist: How a Mass Transit Snot Became a Believer  [13]

Tacoma News Tribune: Getting stuck in my wheelchair isn’t safe or fun. Quit neglecting Washington sidewalks [14]

Yakima Herald: Disabled People Need Our State to Invest in Transit [15]

San Juan Islander: Making Transportation Accessible [16]

Walla-Walla Union Bulletin: State Funding for Pedestrian Safety [17]

Urbanist: Why We Can’t Support a Transportation Package that Leaves Us Behind [18]

News Articles

KUOW: State In Danger of Breaking Its Own Climate Laws Inslee Says [19]

Publicola: Transit Advocates Push for Bigger Multimodal Investments From State  [20]

StreetsBlogUSA: BIPOC and Disability Advocates Zero in on Highway Spending [21]

Spokesman Review: The World Is Made for People Who Drive. But It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.   [22]

Clark County Today: Disabled Clark County Residents Join Statewide Demand for More Sidewalks [23]

Columbian: Vancouver Residents Join Campaign for Better Transit [24]

South Seattle Emerald: Organizations Launch Campaign for Sidewalks and Transit Over Highways  [25]

Seattle Bike Blog: New Coalition Forms to Oppose Highway Spending Over Sidewalks and Transit  [26]

The Everett Herald: Where Does Everett Need Accessible Curb Ramps and Sidewalks  [27]

KUOW: Disability Advocates Call for Accessibility as WA Plans for Transportation Package [28]

Planetizen: To Reduce Emissions, Listen to Those Who Don’t Drive [29]