For too long, transportation policy has been written by and for drivers. For those of us who cannot drive or cannot afford to drive, this creates major barriers for us to access school, jobs, medical care, grocery stores, religious services and everywhere else we need to go in order to fully participate in our communities. This is despite that fact that a quarter of Washington state residents are nondrivers.

In November 2020, we launched the Disability Mobility Initiative at Disability Rights Washington and began interviewing nondrivers from every legislative district in Washington state. We documented those stories in our “Transportation Access for Everyone Story Map” to increase our visibility. Two years later, it includes interviews with more than 275 nondrivers about how we get around and the biggest barriers we face to participate fully in community life.

Program Updates

Week Without Driving Launches Nationally

May 2, 2023The National Coalition for a Week Without Driving announces the first-ever National Week Without Driving challenge, which will be held October 2-8, 2023. 

Now hiring: Disability Mobility Initiative Organizer

March 15, 2023Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an organizer to lead our campaign for Seattle sidewalks funding and to support our annual #WeekWithoutDriving challenge. Learn more here!

Driver’s License Requirements Exclude Nondrivers from Employment, Employers Lose Valuable Expertise

February 23, 2023tation industry must stop excluding disabled and BIPOC candidates from employment opportunities with unnecessary driver license requirements. 

Podcast Series: The Road Is the Sidewalk

October 19, 2022The Road is the Sidewalk is a five-part podcast series we produced in collaboration with Zack Hurtz, a blind podcaster from Kitsap County, Washington.
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