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.

Recommended Reading

Pick up any of these staff-approved books, ranging from the fun and casual to the dense and wonky, to learn more about getting around and multi-modal cities.

Read local: Find a copy in downtown from the Tacoma Public Library, King’s Books, or the University Bookstore.

For adults:

  • Walkable City by Jeff Speck
  • Happy City by Charles Montgomery
  • Sustainable Transportation Planning by Jeffery Tumlin
  • Walking Home by Ken Greenberg
  • Joyride by Mia Burk
  • Bikenomics by Elly Blue
  • Just Ride by Grant Petersen
  • Cycle Chic by Mikael Colville-Andersen
  • On Bicycles by Amy Walker, editor
  • Making Transit Fun by Darrin Nordahl
  • Better Buses Better Cities by Steven Higashide
  • The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup
  • Bike Lane are White Lanes by Melody Hoffmann
  • Bicycle / Race by Adonia E. Lugo
  • Streetfight by Janette Sadik-Khan
  • Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths by Angie Schmitt

For young readers:

Livable Cities

  • The Busiest Street in Town by Mara Rockliff


  • The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams
  • I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
  • This is the Way We Go to School: A Book about Children Around the World by Edith Baer
  • Walk the Wild Road by Nigel Hinton


  • Crunch by Leslie Connor
  • Bear’s Bicycle by Emilie Warren McLeod
  • Dino Bikes by Eva Montanari
  • Sally Jean the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best
  • Ugh by Arthur Yorinks
  • Yuki’s Ride Home by Manya Tessler
  • Supergrandpa by David M. Schwartz
  • The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna
  • Rosaura en Bicicleta by Daniel Barbot
  • Summer Wheels by Eve Bunting
  • The Bicycle Man by Allen Say
  • Go Fly a Bike by Bill Haduch
  • Wheels of Change by Sue Macy
  • Everyone Can Learn How to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
  • Tillie the Terrible Swede by Sue Stauffacher
  • Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone


  • Bus Stops by Taro Gomi
  • The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zolinsky
  • Maisy Drives the Bus by Lucy Cousins
  • My Bus by Byron Barton
  • Busy Bus by Felicity Brooks
  • Trains by Byron Barton
  • Subway by Christoph Nieman
  • The Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres
  • Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

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