Friday, November 5, 2021

Webinar: Not everyone drives: Looking at Advocacy from the Perspective of Nondrivers


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You wouldn't know it from looking at the design of our roads, sidewalks, and curbs, but plenty of people don't drive. Unfortunately, when lawmakers, planners, and developers make decisions about how to get around, those voices are rarely included — let alone centered. 

This is patently inequitable. That’s why we are hosting this webinar that looks at advocacy from the perspective of nondrivers. 

Those who can’t drive, don’t have access to a car, or simply choose not to drive are more likely to be members of additionally marginalized groups — disabled folks, elders, BIPOC, and immigrants. Many Americans simply can't afford to own or maintain a vehicle. Some live in places without the ample free parking that suburban residents enjoy. Others may share a single vehicle between multiple family members and rely heavily on transit that's functional.

What would a transportation campaign look like that centered those voices instead of more privileged voices? What would public policy around walkability and mobility look like if it weren't focused on cars and drivers, but instead, everyone else?

What would happen if we centered nondrivers and folks living with disabilities in our transit decisions?

Learn About Transportation Advocacy Focused On Nondrivers

Join speakers from America Walks, Front and Centered, Disability Rights Washington, and the National Disability Rights Network for a webinar to discuss how activists and advocates are bringing nondrivers to the center of this conversation.

If you are an active transportation advocate, you need to hear their perspectives and learn about their tactics to improve your own efforts to make your community better for everyone.

Participants will learn about tactics within organizing and hear about political wins for more accessible streets and systems. The speakers will also highlight the many pitfalls in our built environment that drivers may not notice. Whether you're a nondriver, an active transportation advocate, or work in the field, you need to join and listen to these important perspectives.

Click here to register