On June 26, 2013, from noon-1 p.m. at University of Washington Tacoma (Joy 106), DOTG and Transportation Choices Coalition will be discussing “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time” by Jeff Speck.
The book, about walkable downtowns, discusses the reasons why walkable cities are so important and how we can improve ours. Learn more about Author Jeff Speck, who was recently interviewed by Richard Florida.
Can Tacoma live up to its walkable potential? Speck suggests “The 10 Steps to Walkability” and some may surprise you. He leads readers through this step-by-step process with stories and examples about how to create an economically viable downtown that we all want to live, work and play in. We’ll look at parking policy, discuss incentives for residential density and development, look at ways to support transit and bicycling, and take a look at our own pedestrian environment to see where we can improve.
Read the book now (available at Kings Books and the downtown Tacoma Public Library) and join us for the discussion. (If you haven’t read the book, feel free to join us for the discussion anyway!)
University of Washington Tacoma is accessible by bus or Tacoma Link.