In 2014 – 2017 the third Wednesday in June was proclaimed by the City of Tacoma Mayor as Walk Tacoma Day.  Since 2018, the month of June has been proclaimed Walk Tacoma Month.

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Walk Tacoma: Downtown Mural Walk

Take a virtual guided tour through Downtown Tacoma to enjoy murals and hear directly from local artists about their work. Learn the stories behind some of downtown’s amazing murals, as well as the artistic minds behind them. Art has long … Continue reading

Walk Tacoma: Downtown Tacoma Waterfront Walk

Take a virtual guided tour along Downtown Tacoma’s historic waterfront and learn about locations and individuals that have had a significant impact in our city​. Led by Patty Peterson, Director of the Tacoma Waterfront Association, the 1.6-mile walk, will be … Continue reading

2021 Walk Tacoma Kick-off

The 2021 Walk Tacoma series will kick off on April 7, with the launch of the year’s first virtual walking tour (coming soon!), and an opportunity to receive a special Walk Tacoma gift bag. We have reached the maximum number of … Continue reading

Friday Forum: Breaking the Urban Bubble

Racism in Transportation Policy Breaking the Urban Bubble: Race & Transportation Policy in Pierce County and Tacoma Friday, March 26, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (online) How do infrastructure ideas become reality? How do problems like faulty sidewalks and inadequate … Continue reading

Ride the Bus with Hilltop Action Coalition and Tacoma Housing Authority

Join the virtual Ride the Bus event on March 11, 2021 from 3 – 4 p.m. to discuss housing and transit developments in Hilltop, and how they are affecting local residents. Downtown On the Go is looking forward to chatting … Continue reading

Parkland Walking Audit

Tono Sablan, lifelong Parkland resident and Step It Up Community Ambassador engaged community members in a walkability study in Parkland, including a community-wide survey and two walking audits.  Continue reading

Friday Forum: Can Street Safety be Anti-Racist? (And How?)

Racism in Transportation Policy Can Street Safety be Anti-Racist? (And How?) Friday, February 26, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. (online) Register here! Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email confirmation with more event details. Who feels safe … Continue reading

Meet DOTG’s new Executive Director

Join us in welcoming the new Executive Director for Downtown On the Go, Tracy Oster! DOTG’s Board conducted an extensive search for a new Executive Director, comprising many talented and qualified candidates across local, regional, and even national networks.  Ultimately, … Continue reading

Tacoma to Puyallup Trail takes another important step forward

The Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail Connection is an envisioned corridor between downtown Tacoma and downtown Puyallup for people walking & rolling that is physically separated from car traffic and safe for people of all ages and abilities. Continue reading

Friday Forum: Where the Sidewalks End

What if crime prevention could be built into cities? As cities begin to explore this question, the results have not been favorable for Black and brown residents. Learn about how urban design meant to prevent crime instead reinforces systemic inequalities and racism, and how Tacoma is planning to avoid this. Continue reading