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Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Martin’s Blog

Whitney Way Safety Improvements

April 11, 2021 6:47 PM

The following is an email from Renee Callaway, the City Pedestrian and Bicycle Administrator that I wanted to make sure everyone saw:

"Thank you for attending the public meeting on the propsed Whitney Way Safety Improvements. As mentioned at the meeting, the City's goal for Whitney Way is to improve the safety for all users in the corridor, support future bus rapid transit, and improve connectivity for people walking and biking.  After much discussion the City is proposing the following changes on Whitney Way:

  • Adding a buffered bike lane from Old Middleton Rd to Tokay Blvd
    • This will require the removal of all the on street parking from Sheboygan to South Hill Dr.   
  • Pedestrian improvements including:
    • Old Middleton Rd – Adding high visibility crosswalks
    • Langlois St – Adding a pedestrian curb ramp and install a high visibility crosswalk
    • Door Dr  - Adding new crosswalks
    • South Hill Dr – Adding a rapid flash beacon crossing on the south side of the intersection and add a high visibility crosswalk
    • Tokay Blvd – Adding high visibility crosswalks
  • Lowering the speed limit on Whitney Way to 25mph

I realize that this is a big change to the street design and how you are used to using the street and I hope that you can support this vision for a safer Whitney Way.


These recommended changes will now go to the next Transportation Commission meeting, which is this Wed, April 14 at 5pm. The Whitney Way improvements are being proposed as part of item #6 on the agenda – 2021 Vision Zero Projects review and approval.  The Transportation Commission meetings are currently held virtually using Zoom. You can send comments on this agenda item to You can also register to speak on the item or register support or opposition by going to  You can find more information on the Transportation Commission meeting online including a detailed agenda (on Monday a drawing with the changes listed above will be available by clicking on agenda item #6 from the meeting link)."

Tags: Roads, Safety

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