Walk In Their Shoes Program
Can you imagine what life would be like without a car? Walk In Their Shoes, a program of Vehicles for Change, gives government and business leaders a chance to experience it first-hand, educating them about transportation’s economic and social impact on low-income families.
Participants spend a morning shadowing Vehicles for Change car recipients, who temporarily resume their former, car-less lives. Together, participants and VFC families use only public transit to perform essential tasks, such as commuting to the recipient’s workplace, taking their kids to daycare and going grocery shopping. Along the way, recipients describe the difficulties of living without a car and how, prior to receiving one from VFC, it affected their employment and earning ability.
Walk In Their Shoes – Baltimore
The first Walk In Their Shoes event took place in Baltimore on Tuesday, October 4,2011. Learn more about the event.
Walk In Their Shoes – Washington D.C.
On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the U.S. Capitol, Walk in Their Shoes brought a human face to the transportation issues confronting low-income families in the Washington D.C. metro area. Learn more about the event.