Tacoma Link Light Rail via Flickr (Photo by: Slack Action)
There are a number of transportation items on the City Council's agenda for next week.
The focus of Tuesday's City Council study session will be an update on the Tacoma Link extension and an update on the Pierce Transit redesign (pttomorrow.com). Later, at the City Council meeting at 4:30pm, Ordinance No. 27892, to formally adopt the Tacoma Mobility Master Plan will get a first reading. If you have any further changes you'd like to request, this will likely be your last chance to suggest them. The plan now stands at a total cost of $38 million over a period of 15 years. That's not that much in comparison with Portland's bike plan ($613m) or Seattle's ($240m). The proposed bike network maps are on pages 25-28. The long term outlook is very good. Tacoma has a lot of roads that are under capacity, which are ripe for road diets seen on N. 21st and S. 12th streets.
This meeting would be a great time for anyone wanting to say anything about the Tacoma Link extension or if you have any comments to make about the Pierce Transit redesign, since it's Citizen's Forum again. Each Tacoma resident is entitled to three minutes at the lecturn.
On Wednesday, the City Council's subcommittees on Economic Development and Environment and Public Works will be holding a joint session. One agenda item is "Citywide Transportation Planning." We don't have details on what will be presented, but Jim Parvey, an engineer with the public works department, is the staff contact for this project.
TacomaTomorrow will make every effort possible to be in attendance of both meetings.