Active transportation refers to any form of self-propelled, human-powered transportation such as walking, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, and travel by wheelchair. Active transportation planning is important to provide travel options, relieve traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and fuel consumption, promote physical activity and health, and improve quality of life.
These active transportation improvements may be constructed on their own or in conjunction with other roadway improvements. However, the construction schedule for any project may be affected by financial, design, environmental, right-of-way, or other delays.
Active Transportation Resources
There are a number of local resources to help guide active transportation enthusiasts around the Pierce County. Our Bicycling Resources page includes the Pierce County Bike Map, which shows trails and other facilities to help bicyclists choose their route. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department publishes a walking guide of popular routes in the County.