Tanisha Sepúlveda, right, and Amara Schermerhorn navigate an especially perilous stretch of sidewalk along 16th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle on Friday. Sepúlveda often rides her power wheelchair in the road because it has fewer obstacles but it can also be risky due to hostile or distracted drivers. Schermerhorn is legally blind and has a hard time seeing surface changes in the pavement. Both advocate for more and better-maintained sidewalks. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)
(Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)
Naomi Ishisaka

Why you should ditch your car for a week | Naomi Ishisaka

The annual Week Without Driving challenge helps drivers better understand what people with disabilities and others must deal with just to get around, writes columnist Naomi Ishisaka.