The City of Tacoma ran two neighborhood-based In Motion programs – Hilltop In Motion (2015-2016) and Stadium In Motion (2014-2015) – with funding from a Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant. The purpose of the grant was to improve the health of the environment, specifically air quality, through the reduction of the use of motor vehicles.
In Motion programs have other positive community benefits such as increased community engagement through walking, getting to know your neighbors, and retaining more money locally from shopping at nearby stores and restaurants. Many small changes in how you get around your neighborhood can have significant impacts for you, the local economy and the community.
Tacoma's In Motion Programs
Tacoma's In Motion programs were created to help residents take to the streets by foot, bike or bus. The north Hilltop and Stadium neighborhoods have most of the local amenities that residents need for daily living within easy walking and biking distance.
During In Motion, residents took a Trip Diary survey and program staff responded by visiting neighborhood homes to deliver information on transit schedules and stops, bike routes, and bicycle travel resources, as well as time and distance for walking.
In Motion was a partnership between the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, Pierce County, Downtown On the Go, and Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods: Hilltop. Tacoma’s In Motion program is also supported by the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Commute Trip Reduction program.