Jacob Root - Puyallup Avenue-Looking Ahead

Jacob Root, University of Washington Tacoma
Bara Safarova, University of Washington Tacoma
Anaid Yerena, University of Washington Tacoma


Develop a multimodal Puyallup Ave corridor designed to encourage usage primarily by pedestrians, cyclists, and transit.

Why? Developing Puyallup Avenue into a multimodal corridor has been laid out as a primary objective within the One Tacoma: Comprehensive Plan, last updated in December 2015. The current state of Puyallup Avenue could be described as acceptable: the road is neither bad or nor good. It accomplishes what it needs to, but the corridor needs vast improvements if it is to meet the city’s plans of morphing it into a corridor that is primarily for cycling, walking, transit, and freight.