At Disability Rights Washington, access to transportation is consistently listed as one of the top concerns for our constituents. Those of us who can’t drive or don’t have access to a car are more likely to be disabled, BIPOC, indigenous and immigrants. We are also elders and young people, as well as those who can’t afford to own or maintain a vehicle.

We believe in a model of change that begins with sharing our stories with each other. Our organizing and these stories will begin to shift the narrative that only drivers in Washington State have mobility needs worth prioritizing.

Read our groundbreaking research paper, and if you’re a nondriver and live in Washington State, we want to connect with you, through our story map.

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Program Updates

Transportation Access for Everyone: Research Paper Release

August 26, 2021At Disability Rights Washington, access to transportation is consistently listed as one of the top concerns for our constituents, and we know that more than a quarter of the people in our state don’t have a driver license. For the last 10 months, the Disability Mobility Initiative has interviewed over 125 disabled nondrivers from every legislative district in our state about our transportation needs.

Story Map Links and Resources

August 23, 2021Story map featuring the stories of 130+ non-drivers from communities throughout Washington State Press Coverage and Youtube Videos. Research Paper

Week Without Driving: October 22-29, 2021

July 26, 2021We want to challenge our elected leaders and transportation and transit agency staff to join us and take the #MobilizeWA Week Without Driving, October 1-8, 2021.

#MobilizeWA Story Map Earns Statewide Coverage

April 9, 2021Since launching in January, the #MobilizeWA Storymap project has earned media coverage across the state. Disability Mobility Initiative wants to raise awareness about how people without access to cars navigate to essential services in our communities. So far, we’ve interviewed more than 100 people across Washington from every legislative district and documented those stories on our #MobilizeWA transportation storymap.
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