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Wed, Aug 28


Virtual Zoom Event

When Driving Is Not An Option - Book Talk with Anna Zivarts

We are excited to host a zoom Q&A gathering with When Driving Is Not An Option author, Anna Zivarts!

When Driving Is Not An Option - Book Talk with Anna Zivarts
When Driving Is Not An Option - Book Talk with Anna Zivarts

Time & Location

Aug 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Virtual Zoom Event


About the event

Pedestrian Dignity advocates are excited to be hosting a book talk conversation + Q&A with When Driving Is Not An Option author, Anna Zivarts. We will invite Anna to share an overview of her work, a summary of her book, and perhaps offer a small reading. We will have several questions lined up for Anna and then will open up the gathering for group questions and connection.

Anna Zivarts is a low-vision parent, nondriver and author of When Driving Is Not an Option: Steering Away from Car Dependency (Island Press, 2024). Anna created the #WeekWithoutDriving challenge and is passionate about bringing the voices of nondrivers to the planning and policy-making tables. Anna sits on the boards of the League of American Bicyclists, the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium and the Washington State Transportation Innovation Council. She also serves as a member of TRB's Committee on Public Health and Transportation (AME70) and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center Coordinating Committee.

More About When Driving Is Not An Option: One third of people living in the United States can’t drive or can’t afford to drive. The majority of involuntary nondrivers are disabled, lower income, unhoused, formerly incarcerated, undocumented immigrants, kids, young people, and the elderly. They are also largely invisible due to a mobility system designed almost exclusively for drivers. When Driving is Not an Option shines a light on the reality for non-drivers and explains how improving our transportation system with nondrivers in mind will create a better quality of life for everyone. This book is written by a low-vision mom, disability advocate, and fellow non-driver Anna Letitia Zivarts. During this event, Zivarts will explain that when the needs of involuntary nondrivers are viewed as essential to how we design our transportation systems and our communities, not only will we be able to more easily get where we need to go, but the changes will lead to healthier, climate-friendly communities for everyone.

Your Hosts: Nica Cave, Alejandra Castañeda, Justin Bai, James Warren, and Jonathon Stalls

Book Raffle & Discount! We will be raffling off one free copy of When Driving Is Not An Option during the event. Everyone who joins will receive a 30% discount code towards the end of the gathering to purchase Anna's book!

Contact Info, Access Requests & Questions: Please reach out to Jonathon at (720) 263-0227 or jonathon (at) intrinsicpaths (dot) com for any questions/access needs.

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