Join Disability Mobility Initiative for our 2nd Annual Week Without Driving
If you can drive or afford a car, you may not understand what it’s like to rely on walking, rolling, transit and asking for rides. But for nearly a quarter of the people in our state – people with disabilities, young people, seniors and people who can’t afford cars or gas, this is our every day. We invite you to join us so you can start to understand the barriers nondrivers experience in accessing your (and our) communities.
- Highlights from our 2021 event 
- Proclamation from Governor Inslee 
- 2022 press release & list  of elected leaders participating
- Tips for participation 
Sign up and join us for #WeekWithoutDriving September 19-25, 2022
How does the Week Without Driving work?
You can get around however you want, but you can’t drive yourself in any car. This applies to all your activities — not just your work commute. And if you normally transport other family members or friends, it applies to those trips too. You can ask someone else to drive you, but make a note of how much you “owe” this person in their time, and if you felt obligated to support them in other ways (ie, doing all the dishes). You can use ride-hail or taxis, but note how much it costs you.
Throughout the week, we will encourage you to post about your experience on social media using #WeekWithoutDriving.
This isn’t a disability simulation or a test of how easily you can find alternatives. We know that it is far easier to give up your keys if you can afford to live in a walkable area well served by transit, or can outsource your driving and other transport and delivery needs to other people.
We want you to have this experience so you can start to understand the barriers nondrivers experience in accessing your (and our) communities. To get ready, read our stories collected in the Transportation Access for Everyone Storymap.