Why do you bike to work?

“To prove I can bike all the way to work! Health, fitness, meeting other cyclists, and supporting active transportation in general.” – Tacoma bike commuter



Walk Tacoma 2021

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local experts. Due to COVID-19, the Walk Tacoma 2021 series is available virtually on the free GeoTourist app. If guidelines change in the coming months, we hope to be able to feature in-person walking tours. Stay tuned for announcements about the 2021 Walk Tacoma series.

Revisit the Walk Tacoma 2020 series!

Tacoma’s Musical History Walk (Virtual)
Using the free GeoTourist app

Start at 9th & Pacific Ave. (1.3 mile tour)
Guide:  Kim Davenport
Sponsor:  Fehr & Peers

Puyallup Tribe Walk (Virtual) 
Using the free GeoTourist app
Start at Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th & Pacific Ave.) – 2 mile tour
Guide: Charlotte Basche, Historical Education Coordinator for the Puyallup Tribe
Sponsors:  KPG and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

Stronger and Better Together Walk – with Tacoma Urban League (Virtual) Using the free GeoTourist app
Start at People’s Park (S. 9th St & Martin Luther King Jr. Way) – 1.7 mile tour
Guide: Lexis Withers, Assistant to the Tacoma Urban League President & CEO
Sponsors:  Community Health Care and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

TBD – The History Behind the Names Walk (Virtual)
Partner:  American Heart Association

Series Sponsor & Partner:

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Walking Wednesdays

What are Walking Wednesdays?
Walking Wednesdays promote walking for transportation, health, and community well-being. They can be whatever you want them to be!

Who can participate?
Businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, individuals

What do I do?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas. Whatever you do, feel free to download and use the Walking Wednesday logo and connect via social media (#walkingwednesday).

  • Promote and attend a Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma event (1st Wednesday of the month April – Sept)
  • Host a walk at work at lunchtime
  • Hold a walking meeting on Wednesday
  • Identify a meeting point for a group walk to (or from) work
  • Provide an incentive for walking to work
  • Add a walking article to your employee newsletter or bulletin board

Why Wednesdays?
We thought it had a nice ring! And we know we’re not the first to use it but we’re hoping you’ll help us spread the word and expand the effort.

Additional Walking Resources

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