Share Locations in Need of Crosswalk Improvements

Residents Asked to “Talk the Walk”
Posted on 03/12/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2014

MEDIA CONTACTS
Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Carrie McCausland, Media and Communications, cmccausland@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

Residents Asked to “Talk the Walk” and Share Locations in Need of Crosswalk Improvements 


City of Tacoma officials and staff are asking residents to talk with them about crossing locations in need of pedestrian improvements. The City is planning to spend $2.5 million in one-time funds on pedestrian crossing improvements throughout the community. The funds will be dispersed $300,000 per council district and $1 million in Downtown Tacoma. 

Residents are being invited to discussions being held throughout city council districts. In addition to seeking specific locations, City staff are asking for feedback on the considerations that should serve to prioritize projects. This will contribute to the City’s Transportation Master Plan, currently under development, and help determine future pedestrian-focused projects, as this effort is not expected to be able to meet all existing needs. The City is hosting each discussion from 6-7 p.m. Each meeting is open to attendees that work or live in any part of Tacoma. 

Monday, March 24

District 2

 

Center at Norpoint Cascade Room

4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. 

Wednesday, March 26

District 4

Blix Elementary Library

1302 E. 38th St. 

Monday, March 31

District 5

Birney Elementary Library

1202 S. 76th St.

Wednesday, April 2
District 3
Tacoma Public Utilities Building Auditorium
3628 S. 35th St.
Wednesday, April 9
Downtown
Main Library Branch
1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Thursday, April 10
District 1
 
Wilson High School Library
1202 North Orchard St.
  
Those unable to attend the discussions in person are welcome to “talk” to City staff via online. Residents may fill out a questionnaire from the City’s website at cityoftacoma.org/walk. The questionnaire will be available beginning Monday, March 17 and run through April 14, 2014.

A second round of June meetings will keep the conversation going as staff share community feedback and the resulting draft list of prioritized projects. 

Questions may be directed to Project Manager Mark D’Andrea at (253) 591-5518 or mdandrea@cityortacoma.org. 

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