Active Transportation Planning

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation such as
  • walking
  • cycling
  • in-line skating
  • skateboarding
  • travel by wheelchair
Active transportation planning helps to
  • provide travel options
  • relieves traffic congestion
  • reduces air pollution and fuel consumption
  • promote physical activity and health
  • improve quality of life.

The Pierce County Comprehensive Plan promotes the development of a connected active transportation system.  It also highlights programs and resources to encourage and enable active transportation modes. The Puget Sound region’s Active Transportation Plan is one of the main resources used to create Pierce County’s Plan.

Active Transportation Projects

The 2017 Active Transportation Project List includes improvements under construction or scheduled to begin construction this year.

These improvements may be built on their own or as part of other roadway improvements. However, the construction schedule for any project may be affected by budget, design, environmental, right-of-way, or other delays.

Active Transportation Resources

There are a number of local resources to guide active transportation around the Pierce County. Our Bicycling Resources page includes the Pierce County Bike Map. The map shows trails and other facilities to help cyclists choose their route. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department makes a walking guide of popular routes in the County.

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