Will you take the #WeekWithoutDriving challenge?

Rainy bus stop with people waiting

We kicked off Week Without Driving last year, and had over 100 elected leaders from around the state join us. We asked folks who participated to reflect on what they learned in a video, and one of my favorite quotes was from King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay who said:

It’s really important that all of us, especially elected officials, experience the consequences of our policy decisions. What is it like to get from point A to point B, using the public transit that we have currently funded? What is it like for people who are low income? What is it like for people with disabilities? What is it like for people who are from other marginalized groups? We need to understand that, and we need to make better policy decisions based on that firsthand experience.”

This year #WeekWithoutDriving received an official proclamation from Governor Inslee, and will be taking place September 19-25th.

We want to invite even more legislators to join us, and we need your help! Please take a minute to send this invite to members of the Washington State legislature and encourage them to participate in this year's Week Without Driving.

Thank you!

Anna Zivarts, Director, Disability Mobility Initiative