City of Tacoma: Volunteers needed for bicycle, pedestrian advisory group

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability is looking for informed residents to help the City as it moves forward on bicycle and pedestrian issues by serving on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.

This advisory group was formed in 2013 to support the Transportation Commission on active transportation issues, such as bicycle and pedestrian planning, transportation regulation compliance, project prioritization, and implementing the City’s Mobility Master Plan including wayfinding, project design, connectivity and citizen education and encouragement. Meetings are held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every third Monday at the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St., in downtown Tacoma.

The City Manager will appoint three Tacoma residents to the existing eight person group, with preference given to residents living in Districts 3, 4, and 5 to ensure a range of perspectives and expertise. Residents with knowledge or first-hand experience about pedestrian, bicycle, health, parks, and Americans with Disabilities Act issues are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, the City is also seeking a youth representative, between ages 16 and 18, to serve as part of the group.

To apply, please visit and search Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group. Applications are due by March 7, and should be submitted to Active Transportation Coordinator Diane Wiatr at or call (253) 591-5380 for more information.