Friday Forums bring together local leaders, experts, and the community to talk about transportation issues facing Tacoma and our region.
Let’s talk about what’s next for Tacoma!
All forums are free, held from noon to one, and are at Court House Square (1102 A St, Tacoma, WA 98402) in The Gallery next to Lift Bridge Coffee.
2017 Forum Topics:
- Jan 27
2017 Transportation Forecast: What’s Next for Tacoma?: Join us for a conversation with transit, advocacy, political, and economic experts and learn about local, statewide, and regional policies and changes that will shape Tacoma’s transportation future.
- Feb 24
Access & Affordability – Creating Transportation Equity in Tacoma:Equity & Transportation: Access to effective and affordable transportation is one of the strongest factors in escaping poverty. How are transportation and equity connected here in Tacoma and how can the community support a more just future for all?
- March 31
Book Club: Tactical Urbanism: Learn about how short-term, community-based projects have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond from author Mike Lydon.
- April 28
Creating a Healthy Community Through Walking: Walkability impacts environmental health, economic health, and one’s individual health both mentally and physically. The Surgeon General has announced a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities – learn how we are working locally to step it up
2016 Forum Topics:
- 20 Minute Neighborhoods: Livability in Tacoma
- Book Club Discussion with Author: Making Transit Fun! by Darrin Nordahl
- How Do You Get to School Downtown?: Students, Parents, and Administrators in Downtown Schools
- It’s Just Like Riding a Bike: Resources for New Riders
2015 Forum Topics:
- Transportation Funding
- Equity, Health, and Active Transportation
- The Shared Transportation Economy
- Book Club: A Vision for Tacoma
2014 Forums Topics:
- Getting Everyone on the Same Street
- Book Club Discussion with the author: “Bikenomics” by Elly Blue
- From Park(ing) Day to Parklets
- Transportation is a Life Determinant with Ron Sims
2013 Forums Topics:
- What’s Next For Transit? The 2013 Legislative Session
- Book Club Discussion: “Walkable City” by Jeff Speck
- Transit Oriented Development: What Works for Tacoma
- Public Health and Transportation
- Tacoma Streetcar discussion