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Next Steps for Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
The City of Tacoma is ready to share what it learned at the first round of "Talk the Walk" conversations on pedestrian improvements in Tacoma.
Those first public comment opportunities earlier this year asked citizens to identify where in their neighborhoods they thought pedestrian improvements are most needed. The projects identified as top priorities will get a share of the $2.5 million in pedestrian improvement funds identified by the City for the work. That $2.5 million will be distributed with each of the five council districts getting $300,000, and an additional $1 million going to improve pedestrian crossings in the downtown core.
At this next round of meetings (June 30 and July 9) staff will share what they learned from the community, including which projects are rising to the top of the list, as well as a tentative project schedule.
The improvements will be focused specifically on crossing improvements - markings, beacons, ADA upgrades, curbs, ramps, striping, bulb-outs, crossing islands, etc. Projects that don't make the cut in this round may get added to Tacoma's Transportation Master Plan for future consideration.
Did you participate in the first round of meetings? What's your vote more most needed pedestrian crossing improvement?
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