Tacoma, Wash. – It has been a year since Props 3 and A (Tacoma Streets Initiative) passed and Tacoma voted to make our streets better for everyone — and we’re already seeing positive changes in our Tacoma streets. Downtown On the Go is hosting its annual bike ride that allows members of the public to share their vision of a more bikeable Tacoma with decision makers.
On Sept. 22, 2016, Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello, and City Councilmembers Robert Thoms, Anders Ibsen, Conor McCarthy, and Victoria Woodards will be joining us for a ride along downtown’s existing and future bike infrastructure. The 2-mile ride will start outside of the City Council Chambers at 6:15 p.m. and end at Elemental Pizza, 1702 Pacific Ave.
The Transportation Master Plan creates a vision for a connected bike network. The Bike Ride with City Councilwill be a chance to check out some of these stretches of road (some with existing infrastructure and some without) and will highlight Fawcett’s bike boulevard, the new Tacoma Ave Bridge bike lanes, and much more.
Says Tacoma’s Deputy Mayor Ryan Mello, “I’m looking forward to implementing the Tacoma Streets Initiative, including the important multi-modal components. This event is always a highlight of my year, as I connect with our community on real transportation challenges from the perspective of the bike seat.”
Also this month, Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax will be attending Neighborhood Council meetings as part of the budget outreach process. This gives the public a chance to speak up for better walking, biking, and transit in their community! People can learn about projects, issues, and information about their local neighborhood meeting on our Advocacy page.
If individuals are interested in joining in on the fun but don’t have a bike, they can check out our Bike Shop Reports to scope out local bike shops. Downtown On the Go also provides resources for bike routes, bike tips and tricks, as well as a Bike Buddy Program. Contact email@example.com and 253-682-1734 for more information.Print This Post