Public meeting March 25 explores Safe Routes to School

A panel of students, parents, and teachers will meet in downtown Tacoma in March to discuss safety, accessibility, and best practices for getting to and from school as part Downtown on the Go’s Friday Forum Series.

The City of Tacoma is developing a citywide implementation plan that would allow local students safer access to school, according to Downtown on the Go staff. The even this month will include a community discussion about the benefits and barriers for students and parents using active transportation, and how a citywide plan might support the safety of all users.

The public is invited to attend the free event, which will be held on Fri., March 25, between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the University of Washington Tacoma — Garretson Woodruff & Pratt (GWP) Building Tacoma Room 320, located at 1754 Pacific Ave., in downtown Tacoma.

This event is part of Downtown on the Go’s Friday Forum Series, which is sponsored by HNTB, GeoEngineers, AHBL, KPG, and VIA, and provides a venue to learn about transportation issues and opportunities in Tacoma, discuss real challenges facing downtown commuters and residents, and hear about new ideas in the transportation world. More information is available online here.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Safe Routes to School program, click on the following links: