Ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30 for Tacoma's Pipeline Trail

The City of Tacoma will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony for a recently opened segment of the Pipeline Trail on Thurs., May 30, at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead located by the intersection of East 48th and R streets in the Salishan neighborhood. This half-mile segment will anchor a larger active transportation network that is expected to facilitate more bicycle and pedestrian activity.

“The opening of this segment of the Pipeline Trail is an important link in a larger plan that would connect the Foothills to the Tacoma Dome, and ultimately, Point Defiance,” said Tacoma Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell. “This is an important asset to the local community.”

The idea for the project began in 2006, when the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks and Pierce County funded a feasibility study for a 16.5-mile trail from the Orting Foothills to the Tacoma Dome Station. Representatives from the Salishan community and the City’s partner organizations, including Metro Parks, Pierce County, the Tacoma Housing Authority and the Tacoma School District, will be in attendance at the ribbon cutting event.