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35 Ways to Safer Neighborhood Streets


In an effort to continue and grow partnerships with the community, the City of Tacoma has reached out to the children of McCarver Elementary for their input on, and vision for, the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Subarea. The children of McCarver are quickly gaining a reputation as highly motivated and influential members of the community. This is highlighted through such efforts as the Zina Linnik Project which raised 3.5 million dollars for a full renovation of McCarver Park as well as a new spray-ground for Wright Park.

Please take a few moments to enjoy the efforts of these McCarver students who have been participating in an ongoing project with the City of Tacoma and our community partners as we look towards the future of the MLK Subarea and Hilltop community.

McCarver Charette Overview

With illustrations by the children at McCarver Elementary School and many local examples, 35 Ways to Safer Neighborhood Streets is a neighborhood enhancement and traffic calming primer made specifically for the Hilltop neighborhood. It contains 35 proven programs, traffic calming treatments, and community projects that are used around the country to create great places.

Many of the treatments highlighted in this booklet are already part of the City's award winning Complete Street Design Guidelines Project and are actively being included in street renovation projects around Tacoma. In this primer, you can read about different options that are especially suitable for creating beautiful and safe places on our residential streets.

Download the primer here: 35 Ways to Safer Neighborhood Streets


McCarver Project Posters

McCarver Speaks
McCarver Community
McCarver Streets