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Tacoma In Motion

Downtown In Motion 

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Downtown In Motion offered community members who live in Downtown Tacoma the opportunity to sign up and receive free transportation tools and customized information packets. Participants were encouraged to use these tools to explore downtown and beyond using healthier travel options. The program lasted from July 1, 2019 through September 22, 2019. 


By walking, bicycling, taking the bus, riding Tacoma Link or Sounder, and carpooling to get around town and beyond, residents save time and money, while helping reduce traffic and parking congestion. When Downtown Tacoma residents signed up, and filled out a short travel survey, they received a $20 ORCA card or rechargeable bike light, along with a customized packet of transportation information.


Tacoma's In Motion Programs

Over the past five years, In Motion has reached over 281 people in Tacoma. The first In Motion program ran in the Stadium District in 2014-2015 and the second program in Hilltop between 2015-2016. In Motion program funding comes 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.


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.