Sidewalk under construction

Disabled Voters Now Have A Sidewalk to Get to Pierce County Elections Center

"We must do everything we can to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote - especially for those of us who are transit dependent,” said Anna Zivarts, Rooted in Rights Program Director. “There are real consequences to not having our votes count and having the transit services we rely on get cut or underfunded." 
Sidewalk under construction

Victory! Tacoma Builds Missing Sidewalk to Pierce County Elections Center

This is exciting news – after our video with Blake Geyen led to a Tacoma New Tribune profile, Tacoma moved to build the section of missing sidewalk connecting the nearest bust stop to the Pierce County Elections Center. Here’s…
Taxi signage with wheelchair symbol

Victory! City of Seattle Changes Reimbursement Rate Structure to Increase Supply of Wheelchair Accessible Cabs

The City of Seattle is changing the reimbursement rates for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi owners
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
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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.