Transportation is an essential need. It affects every aspect of our lives—including getting to work and accessing essential services. Non-drivers comprise a significant percentage of Wisconsin’s population, and many face challenges getting where they need to go. Non-driving populations can include aging adults, students, low-income individuals, those with physical, mental or intellectual/developmental disabilities, and those who prefer not to drive.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is committed to improving transportation mobility, safety, and access for non-drivers in Wisconsin. WisDOT formed the
Wisconsin Non-Driver Advisory Committee (WiNDAC) in spring 2020 as an advisory forum to develop recommendations to improve transportation for non-drivers in Wisconsin.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, WisDOT Division of Motor Vehicles. Non-driver percentage includes those aged 0-15 and non-drivers of eligible driving age. For additional information, please see the methodology and assumptions document below.
Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application
Non-drivers are located across the state, in every county—including both urban and rural areas. WisDOT developed and published the Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application in early 2022 as a tool to assist with non-driver planning.
The Non-Driver Application produces estimates of non-drivers within Wisconsin cities, villages, towns, U.S. Census Tracts, and U.S. Census Block Groups. The Non-Driver Application is intended to assist state and regional planners, municipal officials, and mobility providers by increasing our understanding of where non-drivers are located in Wisconsin.
View the Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application on WisDOT Maps, or select the image below:
User Guide: A document that provides an overview of the basic functionalities of the Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application.
Methodology and Assumptions: A document that contains information about the methodology used to arrive at the non-driver population estimates and assumptions made in generating the data.
Application Tutorial Video Series: A playlist of three brief videos that demonstrate key features of the Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application.
Esri Accessibility Support: A link to accessibility and support resources developed by Esri: the creator of ArcGIS Online.
Adjusting Text and Map Size: A document with instructions for increasing or decreasing the size of the text and maps within the application.
- To assist with difficulty accessing the Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application via phone or email,
go to technical support.
Non-Driver Resource Toolkit
The Non-Driver Resource Toolkit was developed in partnership with the
Wisconsin Non-Driver Advisory Committee (WiNDAC) with the intent to contribute additional resources relating to efforts that impact Wisconsin’s non-driver population.
The Non-Driver Resource Toolkit includes: