Walkable neighborhoods are good for everyone.
Get some fresh air, and get to know your neighbors, too! Walkable neighborhoods are safer, encourage physical activity, and get people connected with one another! Businesses are more likely to invest in your neighborhood. We support increasing walkable neighborhoods through funding and technical help.
- Feel safe and clean.
- Include plants, street furniture and lighting.
- Have quality paths or sidewalks.
- Make it easy to walk to neighborhood destinations and public transportation.
- Promote healthy people.
How to improve your neighborhood's walkability:
- Organize cleanups.
- Host a walkability audit.
- Share needs, concerns or audit findings with decision makers.
- Encourage neighborhood revitalization.
- Start a neighborhood watch.
- Create or join a walking group.
- Contact Shelley Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-3548 for more information.
- AARP Livability Fact Sheets
- MAPS Mini Survey
- Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition
- Forever Green Trails
- Tacoma Runners Running Club
- City of Tacoma—Sidewalk FAQ
- Downtown: On the Go!—Transportation Advocate
- Pierce County Public Works—Request for Maintenance
- Washington State Department of Transportation—Safety Tips