Active Transportation

Safe, healthy & affordable active transportation for all
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Our Vision

We are working collaboratively to develop and maintain a system of trails, sidewalks, bike lanes and boulevards, local and regional pathways, and public transportation connecting all of the Puyallup River watershed’s communities, parks, schools, cultural sites, business districts, residential centers and other important public spaces.

The Active Transportation Community of Interest (COI) is a broad, inclusive partnership of many individuals and organizations interested in improving the health of the watershed’s people, environment and economy. Active Transportation promotes healthy lifestyles by allowing people to move freely throughout the watershed using their own human power.

Education and outreach are a vital part of our mission, and we support community events like bike rides with Pierce County elected officials and programs such as the Major Taylor Project at Lincoln High School.

We strive to create a sense of community and hope you’ll join us!

Tahoma to Tacoma: Connecting the Trail Network


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk or bike from the City of Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park all the way to Mount Rainier? What route would you take? What small towns could you visit along the way?On March 24th, the AT COI unveiled a report documenting the health, economic, and environmental benefits of building a trail to the mountain. To see the vision for the full Tahoma to Tacoma Trail Network, click  here.

Interested in the background details that informed the report? The technical memo has got you covered.

Click to below to read more.

Read the Report

Safe Routes to School in Tacoma

During the first week of October 2016, three children were hit by cars while walking to or from school in Tacoma.

Unfortunately, these are not isolated incidents. Over the past five years, a child has been hit by a car while walking or bicycling every eight days in the City of Tacoma.

Click the button below to read the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Report to learn more about our findings and recommendations. Get involved by participating in the SRTS planning process with the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public School District. Click here to get information about public meetings and other ways to get involved.



See the Report

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Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up with the latest active transportation events, opportunities to have an impact on local transportation decisions, and updates on our work to ensure that everyone in the Puyallup Watershed has access to safe, healthy, and affordable active transportation options.

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Get in Touch

The Active Transportation COI meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:30pm at Centro Latino. Check out the PWI Calendar to find more events and information about quarterly Strategy Team meetings. We look forward to meeting you!

Liz Kaster, Active Transportation COI Manager