A blue car passes three pedestrians in the street.

Move Over Washington!

Washington state has a new safe passing law. When passing people walking, bicycling, using a personal mobility device, moped, scooter, motorcycle, farm equipment or riding an animal, vehicles must give at least three feet or move entirely into the adjacent lane if there is one. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2020. Drivers who don’t move over can be ticketed and fined.
A blanket of snow covers an open space; a sidewalk buried underneath a sheet of icy packed snow.

Victory! Seattle Emphasizes the Importance of Clearing Sidewalks in Snow Emergencies

As we get ready for snow, we're really glad to see the City of Seattle emphasize the importance of keeping sidewalks accessible!
People in the rain on sidewalk with person in orange WSDOT vest

Celebrating 2019 Transportation Wins – and Looking Towards 2020

Disabled Pedestrian Safety With the Moving All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) Coalition, we won legislation calling for the City of Seattle to adopt a new comprehensive signals policy that would include more time to cross the street and give  pedestrians
Vanessa and Anna accept award from Puget Sound Sage

Rooted in Rights Wins Three Community Awards for Authentic Advocacy

This year, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!
Two people ride Lime scooters and are overlaid with green checkmarks.

Scoot Smart!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) teamed up with Disability Rights Oregon, Rooted in Rights, and Lime to release a new e-scooter safety video
two broken escalators at Sound Transit station

Let us know – how are you impacted by broken Sound Transit elevators and escalators?

We want to hear from you how the frequent outages of Sound Transit elevators and escalators impact your mobility and ability to get where you need to go.
Cory and Matthew are standing by a bus stop

Corey & Matthew: It’s Not Possible To Be Independent Without A Public Transit System

Corey and Matthew teach other blind people mobility and independence skills. Hear why they think Tim Eyman’s I-976 will hurt our communities.
White haired man with beard and glasses

I-976 Impacts: “I wouldn’t be able to get where I need to go”

Donavan lives in Lakewood and relies on the Puget Sound region’s connected transit system to get around. “I’m independent and mobile with transit. I can go anywhere without relying on someone.” Donavan attends brain injury support groups in Bremerton, Puyallup,…
Access Bus

I-976 Impacts: “I take Access Transit everywhere”

Gina was a proud rider of the #158 bus from Kent to her job at The Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle. She is blind as well, and says, “Transit brings me the freedom to travel anywhere I need to…