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Friday Forums 2023 – When a Sidewalk Isn’t Enough: Vision Zero in Tacoma & Pierce County

When a Sidewalk Isn’t Enough: Vision Zero in Tacoma & Pierce County

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic deaths have been on a steady rise. The City of Tacoma is committed to reaching a Vision Zero goal of zero traffic deaths or serious injuries by 2035, but what does that really mean? Join us for a panel breaking down the causes of traffic violence, how institutions are working to stop it, and the real human impacts. 

This free Friday Forum panel event was held on February 24th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in person at Metro Parks Tacoma HQ (4702 S 19th St. Tacoma, WA 98405) and virtually over Zoom. It featured panelists Dr. Anthony Chen (Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department), Carrie Wilhelme (City of Tacoma), and Noah Struthers, (2nd Cycle Community Bicycle Shop). The forum was moderated by Tanisha Jumper (Tacoma Public Schools).

Downtown On the Go’s annual Friday Forum series is a space to discuss transportation issues and opportunities in Tacoma, to recognize real challenges facing downtown commuters and residents, and to learn about new ideas in the transportation world. The 2023 forums invite Tacomans to imagine what the future of Tacoma could be, as we dive into the rising community concerns of housing, traffic violence, and climate resilience.

Thank you to our partners Metro Parks Tacoma and Pierce Transit for supporting the 2023 Friday Forum series by making a hybrid format possible. The series is sponsored by Parametrix.

Find more information on the 2023 forum series and past forums here.

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