Walk Tacoma: Brewery District Architecture

Learn about the architectural history of several iconic buildings in downtown’s brewery district on the next in-person tour of the 2022 Walk Tacoma series. The 1.1 mile walk, led by Susan Johnson, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Coordinator, will begin at the bottom of the UW-Tacoma stairs on June 1 at 6pm. The tour will highlight the evolution of brewery spaces in downtown, including historic companies and new additions to the district. Register here for free! Stick around at 7 Seas – the last tour stop – for a post-walk social. After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

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Bike to Work Day

May is Bike Month all over the world – but the best celebration is right here in Tacoma! On May 20th we will welcome everyone who rides a bike in Tacoma to join us at Campfire Coffee (1554 Market St.) from 7-9am to enjoy coffee and treats, and get excited about biking. Whether you bike to work, school, the grocery store, restaurant or bar, wherever – we want to champion you during this bikiest of months. The first 20 people who pre-register get a limited edition Pierce County trails water bottle or thermal mug.

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thank you to GeoEngineers and Dero for sponsoring this Bike to Work day event.

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Bike Bingo

Celebrate Bike Month by participating in Downtown On the Go’s (DOTG) Bike Bingo Event between May 12th-31st! Download your Bike Bingo card here, or from our Facebook or Instagram pages, then check off boxes by completing activities, visiting locations, and learning about bike infrastructure in Tacoma. Win a prize by completing a single-row bingo or complete a “black out” bingo to be entered to win a grand prize. Completed Bingo cards can be submitted via email (emilyn@downtownonthego.org) or by May 31st at 2nd Cycle. Winners will be notified via email in early June.

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thanks to Dero for sponsoring our Bike Month events!

 

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Bike to the Broadway Farmers Market

Celebrate Bike Month by cycling to the Downtown Farmers Market on May 12th (10am-2pm, on Broadway between S. 9th and St. 11th)! Visit the Downtown On the Go (DOTG) booth to get more information about bike resources as well as details for the events we have planned for the summer, including Bike Bingo and our Walk Tacoma series. The Market will be generously offering $2 market tokens to those that travel by bike to the market on May 12th, so don’t forget to stop by the Market info booth to get yours!

DOTG is proud to join organizations across Tacoma-Pierce County to celebrate the many benefits of bicycling for transportation and recreation this May. This Bike Month will look different from years past – but organizations participating in Bike Month will be sharing bicycling-related resources, activities, and tips throughout the month. Get more info about Bike Month here, and follow Tacoma Mobility on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with events and activities.

Thanks to Dero for sponsoring our Bike Month events!

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Walk Tacoma: Hilltop Tree Walk

Learn about the trees in Hilltop on the next in-person tour of the 2022 Walk Tacoma series. The 1.5 mile walk, led by the Tacoma Tree Foundation will begin at People’s Park at noon on May 4. Pre-registration is not required. The Tacoma Tree Foundation educates, empowers, and supports community members in neighborhood-based greening. After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

For more information on the full Walk Tacoma Series find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Bike Ride to the Sustainability Expo

The South Sound Sustainability Expo is back, and with it is Downtown On the Go’s annual ride. Get your bike ready for spring and ride up to the Expo in zero carbon style. This short ride will begin at City Hall and end at the Expo at University of Washington Tacoma, and will be joined by several Tacoma City Council Members. How we get around has a significant impact on our greenhouse gas emissions. As we look towards a more sustainable Tacoma, we need to build a city where it is safe, accessible, and convenient to walk, bike, and bus instead of using personal vehicles for all trips. 

We are expecting to ride with Mayor Woodards, Tacoma Councilmembers Walker, Ushka, Daniels, & Rumbaugh, and County Councilmember Mello. Subject to change. It’s amazing to have local leaders who are such supporters of green transportation, so let’s show up and show off how much Tacoma cares about sustainable transportation!

Register in advance for this ride. A helmet and completed waiver are required for participation. Participants will meet at 747 Market St. at 10:30am, to arrive at the Expo by 11am. Downtown On the Go will be providing a bike valet at the Expo for additional bike parking. More information is available on our website and social media accounts.  

Register here: https://forms.gle/pZNNdqP4M2tEbkwY9

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Walk Tacoma: New Downtown Business Tour

The 2022 Walk Tacoma series will kick off on April 6, with the launch of Downtown On the Go’s first in-person walk since 2019. Join us for a guided tour throughout downtown to learn about a variety of new businesses (to be announced soon!) that have opened in recent months​. Hear from the business owners themselves about why they chose to establish themselves in downtown Tacoma, along with folks from Downtown Tacoma Partnership about the renewed vibrancy in downtown.

The official Kick-off event will take place in Theatre Square Park, starting at 12 p.m. on April 6th, where the DOTG team and Walk partners will gather to celebrate another Walk Tacoma series, and to hand out special Walk Tacoma gift bags! Visit DowntownOntheGo.org to learn more about the Walk Tacoma series, and register here to claim your gift bag (limited to the first 100 registrants). After the in-person walk, the tour will be available on the free GeoTourist app.

The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare, is a five-event walking series. The fun, themed walks, now in their thirteenth year, encourage people to enjoy Tacoma on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours.

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Friday Forums 2022: Growing a Green Future: Land Use & Sustainability

From tree coverage & housing density to walkability & transit access, city design can make sustainable choices the easier option – or make them downright impossible. Join us as we explore how our land use policies and design choices inform the fight against climate change.  This free virtual Friday Forum panel event will be held on March 25th from noon – 1:30 p.m. and will feature panelists Kristin Lynett (City of Tacoma Office of Sustainability), Steve Atkinson (City of Tacoma Planning Department), Mariana Sanchez Castillo (Washington Environmental Council), and Marquis Mason (Communities for a Healthy Bay). 

 

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A recording of the panel will be available on DOTG’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. 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 2022 forums are framed around the question what does it mean to be Home in Tacoma? and explore the intersection of housing and transportation as Tacoma looks towards significant housing policy updates. 

 

Register today at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8116457421303/WN_Qd9FUY2NS8CfBnkTOGGdAw

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Help shape DOTG’s advocacy work!

Your mobility matters, no matter how you get around. Help shape Downtown On the Go’s advocacy priorities for 2022 and beyond by answering these short surveys about walking (and rolling), biking, and using transit in Tacoma.

Bike Survey

Walk Survey

Transit Survey

If your preferred mode is not represented or you have more to say, we still want to hear from you. Skateboarding in Tacoma, specifics of ADA accessibility, regional mobility, these things are on our minds and part of our advocacy work even if they didn’t make it on to these simplified surveys. Please email LauraS@downtownonthego.org to share your thoughts.

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Friday Forums 2022: It Takes Two: Housing & Transportation

Housing and transportation are inextricably linked; dense housing needs connected and frequent transit to succeed while transit needs demand to fuel expansion. Learn more about this intersection while we explore the question: how can we plan future development and transit expansion in concert for the benefit of both? This free virtual Friday Forum panel event will be held on February 25th from noon – 1:30 p.m. and will feature panelists Chris Karnes (Tacoma Planning Commission), Amanda DeShazo (Affordable Housing Consortium), Bebhinn Gilbert (Hopelink Mobility), and Kenzie Knapp (Pacific Lutheran University). 

 

Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A recording of the panel will be available on DOTG’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. 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 2022 forums are framed around the question what does it mean to be Home in Tacoma? and explore the intersection of housing and transportation as Tacoma looks towards significant housing policy updates. 

 

Register now at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JF_q2UVqRXG51fiBK__w3g

And for updates, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/438344554659559

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