Why did you join us for Park(ing) Day?

“I love all things ‘community focused’ and the concept of making an effective community gathering area in such a small space is interesting.” – Park(ing) Day participant

News & Events

Community Commitment for Safe Youth

Due to COVID-19, Tacoma is facing a projected loss of approximately 4,000 summer program slots that provide safe and supportive spaces for many of Tacoma’s Black and Brown youth. That’s why Downtown On the Go’s board and staff have joined … Continue reading

2020 Scavenger Hunt

If you love healthy competition, the chance to win cool prizes, and exploring downtown Tacoma, the Walk Tacoma Scavenger Hunt is for you! Taking place virtually August 5 – 12, the free challenge will send you on a journey through downtown … Continue reading

No Helmet Requirements in Tacoma beginning July 20

On July 7, 2020 Tacoma City C0uncil voted to get rid of the helmet law and updated other mobility code to be more equitable and reflect current best practices. The code updates allow scooters to use bike lanes and decriminalize … Continue reading

COVID-19 and Public Space with Rubén Casas

Check out more of our Moving Forward Series here! Rubén Casas of the University of Washington Tacoma discusses the long-term impacts of Tacoma’s reluctance to rethink public space. “Music: www.bensound.com” or “Royalty Free Music from Bensound”

Thank you Transit Drivers!

We love the transit operators in Tacoma and Pierce County! We miss seeing them and cannot wait to ride the bus safely again.  

Injustice in Our Streets

This week, there was a continuation of murder and violence against black people in the United States. These events highlighted the ways that racism is baked into our systems. We invite you to join the conversation starting with this article from Transportation Advocate and … Continue reading

Walk Tacoma Musical History Walk

June is Walk Tacoma Month, and to celebrate, Downtown On the Go is offering virtual programs to keep you walking.  Don’t miss out on the June Walk Tacoma event, Tacoma’s Musical History Walk, sponsored by Fehr & Peers.  It is … Continue reading

Step It Up Walk Challenge

What is step it up: Step It Up is a collaboration among local organizations, community leaders, and advocates to make Pierce County more walkable. This initiative is centered around equity and building trusting relationships with underserved populations. Why walkability is … Continue reading

Bike Month 2020 Photo Contest

On May 15th, in place of Bike to Work Day, we are kicking off a Bike Month Photo Contest, ending on May 31st. We’ve picked 8 things that make Tacoma more bikeable. Discover these spots and learn what kind of … Continue reading

Friday Forum Wrap Up: Reflecting On Livable Cities in a Pandemic

On May 4th, we wrapped up our discussion on how Tacoma approaches the future of becoming a more livable city for people of all ages. Due to the Coronavirus, our originally scheduled in-person forum on March 20, 2020, was cancelled. … Continue reading