Downtown On the Go is your transportation advocate in downtown Tacoma.
We at Downtown On the Go recognize the inequity and violence that has shaped our society and acknowledge the ongoing effects of those histories. Urban renewal displaced and assaulted many people of color and transit investments have proven to have similar impacts. As we advocate for a more walkable, bikeable, and transit-accessible Tacoma, we will also work to dismantle barriers to engagement and work to undo planning practices that limit access and inclusion. Equity and reciprocity are critical to livable communities and we are dedicated to doing the work while we continue to learn. At Downtown On the Go we have been complicit in the perpetrations of these injustices and are listening and learning to do better.
There are many different ways to create change in Tacoma. From City Council to Neighborhood Council meetings and all the commissions and boards between – it is a puzzle.
We want to help you learn about the who, what, where, and when of making an impact on your city. Email LauraS@downtownonthego.org to make a plan to improve safety or livability in your neighborhood!
As of 3/1/22, City Council and Study Session meetings are hybrid virtual and in-person. You can give comment in-person, over the phone, or on Zoom. Council committees and city commissions are still virtual only.
Learn how to access and give comment at Virtual City Council:
How and why to give public comment:
- Downtown On the Go Advocacy Philosophies & Priorities
- Council Contact Info, Committees, and Boards
- Flowchart – explaining how, where, and when to speak up!
- Action One-Pagers
- Informational One-Pagers
Join the conversation:
- Come to our Friday Forums: conversations on transportation topics.
- To stay up-to date on advocacy opportunities and events, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Share Your Thoughts with:
- Tacoma City Council: Community Forum is held on second Tuesday of each month.
- Pierce County Council: Meets every Tuesday.
- Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners: Meets on second Monday of each month.
- Sound Transit Board of Directors: Meets on fourth Thursday of each month.
Other Transportation Advocates:
- Washington State
- Partnership for Active Transportation
- People for Bikes
- Voices for Public Transit (American Public Transportation Association)
- Alliance for Biking & Walking