Stepping It Up In Pierce County

Team to present April 28

Improving opportunities to walk safely to school, work, shop or even for an evening stroll provides huge benefits to individual people and for the health of the community overall. 

A Pierce County team was selected as part of a national competition to attend a training with the National Association of Chornic Disease Directors in Atlanta as part of the Step It Up program developed by the U.S. Surgeon General to help improve biking and walking opportunities in the region.

“Walking is fundamental to our community and it affects everyone.  I’m excited about the strength of our Pierce County team and the collaborative work that we’re embarking on to make Tacoma and Pierce County more walkable for everyone,” said Councilmember Ryan Mello, a long-time advocate for walkable communities.  “This is about a healthy, equitable, and connected community that encourages smart growth and puts people first.”

The team will be at Friday, April 28, 2017's Downtown On the Go's Friday Forum from noon to 1 p.m. at Court House Square in Tacoma to present what they learned and are working on next. 

Attendees of the free Friday Forum will hear from Diane Evans, TPCHD, Meagan Kula, Downtown On the Go, Ryan Mello and Meredith Soniat, City of Tacoma, Kimberly Scrivner, Puget Sound Regional Council, and Shawn Phelps, Pierce County.  

Downtown On the Go is the transportation advocate and resource for downtown Tacoma. Friday Forums bring together local leaders, experts, and the community to talk about transportation issues facing Tacoma and our region.