Don’t put the Brakes on Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding!

Tell the City of Tacoma: Don’t put the Brakes on Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding!
Tacoma Budget Priority Input Meeting
Thursday, July 19, 6:00 pm at Lincoln High School (701 S. 37th St.)

Monday, July 23, 6:00 pm at Baker Middle School (8001 S. J St.)


Tacoma is going through a 2013-2014 budget prioritization process in order to close a projected $60 million dollar shortfall in revenue. With such a large gap to bridge, the City is considering cuts across the board with bicycle and pedestrian projects specifically identified as areas to cut.

We need you to get involved during this critical time tell the Council how important it is to maintain funding that supports walking and bicycling.Voice your support by attending a City Budget Priority Input meeting tonight or on Monday, 7/23.

If you can’t make it to a meeting, the City of Tacoma is taking resident comments on its website. Fill out the City Services Questionnaire 2012 and the Citizen’s Rating of City Services form and include in your comments that keeping funding to support walking and bicycling is a priority of residents.

To email your thoughts directly to City Council, visit the council website and click on "email the entire council."

The theme of the City’s budget workshops is "back to basics." Let’s make sure the City understands that making our streets safe for people of all ages and abilities to walk and bicycle is as basic as it gets. As the cost of driving continues to rise, the community needs convenient, affordable transportation options more than ever. Let’s keep Tacoma vibrant and competitive, where people can feel safe walking and biking.

Grace Cho
Field Director
Transportation Choices

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