Bicycle Catchment Area from Tacoma Streetcar - 3 miles out from 6th Avenue and Proctor St.
Bicycle Catchment Area from Tacoma Streetcar - 3 miles out from 38th and G St. in the Lincoln District
Values vary from location to location.
In the recent forum I attended at the Evergreen Branch Campus near Downtown Tacoma, livable communities, economic development, and the environment were priorities, with social service and safety and security being supported as well. In Lakewood more emphasis was put on safety and security, geographic coverage, and economic development. Right now the agency is not focusing on what routes should go where, but that step is coming early next year.
The discussions so far have highlighted issues that apparently I'm not alone on. A few other people think that Tacoma has outgrown its existing suburban-focused timed transfer system. In my group, we discussed transitioning to a grid system (pictured above), one that works to connect the neighborhoods and business districts and mixed use centers of Tacoma. Our group wanted a network that is frequent and dependable, that lets people transfer at the mixed use centers more often, so passengers can wait for a bus in a sheltered and comfortable place with access to goods and services that would be useful for urban travelers.
I recommend attending the final community redesign meeting in Tacoma for this year. Consider talking about streetcars and the partially-funded extension of Tacoma Link. Discussion of Streetcars versus Buses on FeedTacoma.
Here are the details:
Pierce Transit System Redesign Workshop
North and West Tacoma
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Where: University of Puget Sound, Rotunda
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
If you can't attend, I suggest filling out the survey at PTtomorrow.org.