Did you know?

The average citizen in the Western U.S. spends $9161 per year on car-related transportation.*

2007 Consumer Expenditure Survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Enjoy Downtown this Holiday Season


There is a lot happening in downtown Tacoma this holiday season, and many ways to get there.  Leave your car home and enjoy these events with a walk or bike ride. Or try riding transit – 18 local Pierce Transit bus routes serve downtown, and … Continue reading

Transportation Things We’re Thankful for

It’s not quite time for a year-end wrap up, but we thought the Thanksgiving season was the perfect time to share all of the completed and in-progress projects that we are excited about and grateful to see happening in our area. … Continue reading

Get your 2015 DOTG Calendars now!


2015 is just around the corner and your gift giving can start here with a beautiful calendar featuring downtown commuters “on the go!” All proceeds support our programs to promote biking, walking, transit and rideshare in downtown Tacoma. Calendars are … Continue reading

Winter Downtown Resident Meet-Up


Join Downtown On the Go at Tollefson Plaza for an evening of festive cheer on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014 from 5 – 9 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet other downtown residents and enjoy some of the special holiday … Continue reading

Try Transit this October

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October is Try Transit Month – and your opportunity to try public transportation. Whether you’ve never ridden a bus or train or you just want to try a new route, Try Transit Month gives you a great chance to get … Continue reading

Join us for DOTG’s First Ever Annual Luncheon!

Downtown businesses have all felt the effects of the great work that Downtown On the Go does with their programs in transportation options and downtown living. Celebrate their good work at the monthly Chamber Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, sponsored … Continue reading

Prairie Line Trail Opens


On September 25, Tacoma celebrated the opening of the Prairie Line Trail through the heart of the UWT campus from South 17th Street to South 21st Street.  This is the first of three segments creating a 1 mile bicycle and … Continue reading

Park(ing) Day in Downtown Tacoma!

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There will be over 25 pop-up parks in downtown Tacoma on Friday, September 19 in celebration of Park(ing) Day, a global day in which parking spots temporarily become public parks.  Join in on the fun!  The interactive parks will be … Continue reading

Fall Bike to Work Week 2014

Join us September 21-27 for events to extend your bike commuting into autumn! Embrace the Hill We know that getting home from work usually means biking up the hill. We encourage you to “Embrace the Hill” by trying different routes … Continue reading

Walk to Work and Win!

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Walk to work at least five days in the month of September and win a Walk Tacoma t-shirt, a $5 coffee card, and be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to South Sound Running.  Just log your … Continue reading