Disability Mobility Initiative
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.
- View our storymap
- Read our groundbreaking research paper
- Learn about the #WeekWithoutDriving challenge