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Take a Seat [but, not actually, please]

We’ve added tables and chairs to our tactical materials. Seating in public space creates opportunity to connect as a community and encourages people to spend more time walking or biking. We are testing out this streetscape element as a part … Continue reading

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Parking Day 2017

Join us for Park(ing) Day 2017:  Over 30 parks will pop-up in downtown on Pacific Avenue on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.  Visit the parks between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop for lunch at one of the food trucks, complete a Park(ing) … Continue reading

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What is Park(ing) Day?

Park(ing) Day is an international event in which artists, citizens, and businesses will temporarily transform a metered parking spot into temporary public space. Park(ing) Day’s mission is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, generate discussion and … Continue reading

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2017 Registration

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Get Inspired!

Pictures from past Park(ing) Days: Tacoma Park(ing) Day 2016 Tacoma Park(ing) Day 2015 Downtown On the Go has materials that can be borrowed on Park(ing) Day to help create the best spaces. Check out our Tactical Urbanism page to see … Continue reading

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Creative Crosswalks

At the Tacoma Farmers Market we imagined what it might feel like if crosswalks were colorfull. People slowed down, asked questions, kids and adults played on it like hopscotch, and it was all done using duct tape. If we can … Continue reading

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Intersection Imagination

Right before Bike Month, we invited people to learn about riding safely in the street. We set up a mock intersection for people on bikes to ride through. Riding on a safe and protected street for bikes allowed for easy … Continue reading

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Wayfinding Signage

Downtown On the Go pop-ed up some wayfinding signage to help remind people how easy it is to get around downtown Tacoma on foot. Walking is a great way to stay healthy, save money, and engage more with your city! … Continue reading

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Activating Space

We set up an impromptu ping-pong table in the courtyard near the Chamber of Commerce Building. Hally and Georgette showed the courtyard and the ping-pong table some love during their work day and got to relax with some healthy competition! … Continue reading

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What is Tactical Urbanism?

In March of 2017, author Mike Lydon joined Downtown On the Go for 2017’s book club pick, “Tactical Urbanism”. Tactical urbanism is a term used to describe low-cost, temporary changes intended to improve public places. Lydon’s book, co-written by Anthony Garcia, provides examples and … Continue reading

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