We all need to go places – and access to reliable, affordable and accessible transportation is still a major barrier.

 

An estimated 25.5 million Americans have travel limiting disabilities. Of those of us with travel-limiting disabilities, only one-fifth of us who are working age report working full or part time. A big part of this is because of the barriers we face in transportation access. We experience significant barriers in vehicle ownership, trip frequency and socio-economic status. (ODEP)

 

In Washington State, 12.8 percent of our population has a disability that impacts our ability to access transportation. (WTN)


Image of a busy street. A car is in the right lane and a bike is resting against a pole on the sidewalk. The following words appear in yellow font: Bike Share Parking: Do The Right Thing

Bike Share Parking: Do the Right Thing!

We teamed up with Seattle Department of Transportation to create a video showing the do’s and don’ts of good bike share parking. Check out Dorian and Jacob as they describe the difficulties of navigating sidewalks that are blocked by bike share bikes, and watch them provide helpful tips on the best places to park your … Continued
Several cars blocking the curb ramp at the other end of a crosswalk.

Don’t Block the Box.

When drivers block the box, it makes the streets more dangerous for everyone.
Conrad views an image of snow filled walkway beside a house.

Seattle’s Snow Planning Freezes Out People With Disabilities

As our city faces a more uncertain climate future it is important that we establish emergency response protocols that include disabled people and other vulnerable users.


 

two scooters parked on a sidewalk

Open Letter to Seattle Mayor Durkan on Scooter Share

By being thoughtful about how we use the entirety of our roadways, we can have a city that is more – not less – accessible for all of us, and at the same time work towards ensuring a climate future for our kids.
A woman with long black hair pushes her wheelchair towards a sign that says, "Sidewalk Closed", infornt of a construction site.

Construction Site Access: It’s Important for Everyone!

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. And with more people comes more construction to support our expanding city. As we continue through the #SeattleSqueeze, public and private infrastructure projects continue to impact how we get around, especially those with disabilities. With many of these projects directly affecting our streets and … Continued
A snow covered Seattle Waterfront

Letter to Seattle City Council: Request to Investigate Impacts of Seattle’s Snow Removal Priorities

Dear Members of Seattle City Council: We are writing to request that the City Council investigate the City’s response to our most recent snow events, in particular how the city’s priorities around snow clearance impacted people with disabilities. While Seattle has designated emerald and gold routes for snow clearance from roadways and a real-time map … Continued