Tacoma Urbanist

May. 13, 2008 at 12:14am

Walkway Connecting Foss Waterway Now a Reality

David Boe and other architects, seeking to make Tacoma more livable, have been posting their sketches for better urban design online.

Here was one recently put on Exit 133:

The Dream Of Better Pedestrian Access




I am pleased to report that Boe's vision has now been made a reality.  Today, walking down to the Foss Waterway, I saw the connecting walkway being built:

The Dream Fulfilled

 


This is a significant positive development as it will shorten the distance required to get to the Foss Waterway by several hundred feet.


One vision project down, a few dozen to go.

In the meantime, consider signing the online petition (paper online)  to remove the WSHM fence in front of the Bridge of Glass.  Removing the fence will shorten the distance greatly to the waterfront permitting direct access.


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by Heather on 5/13/2008 @ 9:15am
Yay!!

by Erik on 5/13/2008 @ 11:43am
They should be done soon hopefully.

by KevinFreitas on 5/13/2008 @ 11:45am
Looks good. I like the sleek metal construction rather than using cement or some such material.

by Erik on 5/13/2008 @ 11:47am
Looks good. I like the sleek metal construction rather than using cement or some such material.

Yes, which hopefully will look better and not be as brutish as all of the cement overpasses.

by andrew.austin on 5/13/2008 @ 12:57pm
Good news...shortens my walk to the Pacific Grill Happy Hour!

by Twisty on 5/13/2008 @ 4:05pm
What's this about a fence at the museum???

Have we forgotten that when the bridge was built, the city insisted that it be a public space and open to pedestrians 24/7? What happened to that promise?