Join us for the second Week Without Driving challenge
September 30-October 6, 2024.
America Walks urges elected officials, public officials, transportation professionals, organizations, advocates, and individuals to participate in the Week Without Driving. We want those who have the option to drive regularly to understand the barriers and challenges that non-drivers face when trying to move safely in their communities, and work with non-drivers to create better communities for all.
People without a car or unable to drive should be able to get to where they need to go safely and effectively. But every day, Americans who can’t drive – approximately 25 percent of the population – face significant barriers to mobility such as inadequate sidewalks, poor transit, lack of connectivity and dangerous roads. The needs of non-drivers are too-often disregarded in transportation infrastructure and policies. Our goal should be a transportation system designed to support all individuals, regardless of ability, age, or income, that will strengthen our communities and enhance our quality of life.
In 2020, Disability Mobility Initiative began documenting the experiences of non-drivers in the State of Washington. In 2021 and 2022, they challenged elected officials and other decision-makers to a Week Without Driving – with profound effects on those who participated. In 2023, America Walks and Disability Mobility Initiative partnered to take Week Without Driving national.
Organizations who want to learn how to host a Week Without Driving challenge in their own communities can sign up below for the National Coalition for resources, materials, templates, support, and the listserv for the latest news and updates.
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- 2023 WEBINAR: How National Week Without Driving is Shifting the Transportation Paradigm
- Snohomish County PUD Shares their Week Without Driving Experiences
- The Week Without Driving is Happening Right Now!
- What a Week Without Driving Can Teach
- Leading the National Week Without Driving, October 2-8, 2023
- Why We Still Need a #WeekWithoutDriving
- 2022 WEBINAR: How You Can Host Your Own “Week Without Driving”
- Disability Mobility Initiative Week Without Driving
- Next City: It’s Not Just Highways. The Time For Street Reform Is Now.