TACOMA – A panel of students, parents, and teachers will discuss how they get to school using active transportation as part of a free public event on March 25, 2016. Safety, accessibility, and the best practices will be the focus, followed up by a conversation about Safe Routes to School in Tacoma. The panel will be held at the University of Washington Tacoma (Tacoma Room GWP 320) from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Three months ago, City Manager T.C. Broadnax was directed by City Council to develop a citywide implementation plan that would allow students in Tacoma safer access to school. Our Friday Forum will be a community discussion about the benefits and barriers to using active transportation as students and parents, and how a citywide plan might support the safety of all users.
This is a free event and a great opportunity to enjoy coffee and snacks while engaging in discussion on this important topic. Thanks to our forum sponsor, Parametrix.
Tacoma Room GWP 320 is accessible by Pierce Transit routes 1, 41, 42, 53, 63,102, and others. You can also access the campus using the Sound Transit Tacoma Link. If you are arriving by car, a map with parking options is located on the UW Tacoma website or you are invited to park in the Park Plaza North at 923 Commerce St. or at the Tacoma Dome Station and take the Link.
This event is part of Downtown on the Go’s Friday Forum Series. Downtown On the Go’s Friday Forums, sponsored by HNTB, GeoEngineers, AHBL, KPG, and VIA, are a chance to learn about transportation issues and opportunities in Tacoma, discuss real challenges facing downtown commuters and residents, and hear about new ideas in the transportation world.