Thursday, May 27, 2010
Walk Tacoma: A Lunchtime Walking Event to Introduce Five New Downtown Walking Maps
Friday, June 4th 11:45am-1:00pm
The Waterfront Amphitheater
(on the waterfront side of the Museum of Glass and Albers Mill)
Downtown: On the Go! and partners will introduce five new
Walk Tacoma downtown walking maps during this lunchtime walking event.
Enjoy a healthy lunch (free for the first 50 pedestrians), music, a goodie bag full of great giveaways, and a brief interpretive walk along one of the five new walking map routes.
Walk Tacoma Walking Maps Background Info
In early 2010, Downtown: On the Go! convened a group of stakeholders within the downtown community to create downtown focused walking maps. The goals for these maps include: incentivizing walking as a healthy lunchtime activity, encouraging awareness of walkable distances, and cultivating an appreciation of Tacoma’s rich past, present, and future. The stakeholders developed five downtown walking map routes and the maps are now ready for distribution.
The Walk Tacoma maps were designed by talented students from Pacific Lutheran University’s Design Team, and generously printed by MultiCare’s Center for Healthy Living.
Branded as Walk Tacoma, each route takes the pedestrian on an interpretive tour of 8-10 sites. Even veteran Tacomans will discover something new as each map blends information on major landmarks and hidden gems. Routes average 1.5 miles in length, range in difficulty, and include estimates for calories burned.