Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Downtown On the Go Gets People Moving Downtown

Downtown On the Go is downtown Tacoma’s transportation advocate and resource. Our Walking Maps have people walking all over Tacoma and starting Sept. 30, Downtown On the Go will host walks Fridays at noon through October. Each walk will cover a different walking map and take participants to downtown locations that they may have never seen before. Back by popular demand for a second year, the walks are designed to encourage downtown employees to get out and see Tacoma, while reflecting on their commute choices. See the Downtown On the Go website for more information and start locations.

In addition, Downtown On the Go recently helped Tacoma celebrate Park(ing) Day. Many downtown businesses and organizations created temporary parks in downtown to challenge people to rethink the way streets and urban space are used. The international event was created in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, and is in its third year in Tacoma. Check out the Downtown On the Go Facebook page for photos of the event and DOTG’s walk to each of the spaces.

But Downtown On the Go is more than just great events. Our Live Downtown Pilot Program really gets people moving downtown. Employers interested in partnering on the program can contact Downtown On the Go Manager Kristina Walker at 253-682-1739 or kristinaw@tacomachamber.org

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