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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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February 26, 2019 9:42 PM

Speed Hump Survey for Browning Road

This past week, city Traffic Engineering has mailed a survey for the construction of speed humps on Browning Road between N Sherman Ave and Dryden Rd to eligible owners and residents. 

I encourage residents on Browning Road to respond to the survey to express their support or opposition to the siting plan. 

If at least 60% of residents vote to support the plan and approved by the city Board of Public Works and the Common Council, than construction of the speed humps will occur during Summer 2019.


Please click Neighborhood Traffic Management Program to learn more about the program, options and how residents can petition to be included in the program. 

MDC The Avenue at Urban Design Commission

The latest proposal by the Madison Development Corporation for The Avenue will be reviewed by the Urban Design Commission.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:30pm
  • Madison Municipal Building 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Room 153

The proposal is available online and includes in Phase 1 a 44-unit apartment with underground parking on the western edge of the property along East Washington Avenue in place of the existing 8-unit apartment building.

Aditional Scheduled City Meetings planned:

  • Madison Plan Commission review on March 11, 2019
  • Common Council review on March 19, 2019


Oscar Mayer Metro satellite bus site

A proposed resolution to adopt the recommendations of the 2019 Metro Facility Analysis report and specifically move forward with scenario 1A which includes the purchase of two Oscar Mayer (OM Station) buildings for Metro uses. The resolution does not authorize the city to actually purchase the facility, but to authorize negotiation with the owners of the property.

The city is perusing locating a satellite bus site to expand the services of Metro Transit (including bus rapid transit), which is currently limited by the number of buses we can store and service.

The resolution has just been introduced and has been referred to the Transportation Policy and Planning Board and Finance Committee before returning to the Council for authorization to begin negotiation.

OM site map

The proposed site at Oscar Mayer (OM Station) include the two northern buildings (Building 43 and 50) and the associated land around the buildings. No specific plan has been developed for the site and its future use, although the report indicates about this site specifically:

It would be suitable for a satellite facility to supplement a larger facility. Additional buildings could make it suitable to host all of Metro's operations. A rail crossing exists on the site that could be used to access the North Transfer Point. The following are the characteristics of the site: 

  • Building 43 – 36 regular buses, or a combination of articulated buses and regular buses, and a bus wash. 
  • Building 50 – 24 regular buses, or a combination of articulated buses and regular buses. o Area – The northern portion of the site which includes Buildings 43 and 50 encompasses about 15 acres, which depending on site configuration, could be enough land for a full relocation of the 1101 East Washington Ave facility. 

There are several benefits to this proposal, but many drawbacks. I have a few myself, one significant one is how people will be able to cross the site north-south from Commercial Avenue to Aberg Avenue. Residents will understand that this has been a significant issue with the current site which the future re-use has an opportunity to repair.

2019 Recyclopedias Now Available

It's here! It's here! The new Recyclopedias are here!

  • The 2019 Recyclopedias contain important information about Streets Division collection services.
  • Need to know what can go into your recycling cart? Check the Recyclopedia!
  • Curious about what's accepted at the drop-off sites? Check the Recyclopedia!
  • Not sure how to recycle that old television? Check the Recyclopedia!

This guidebook provides a great deal of useful information from basics about positioning collection carts to information about brush and yard waste collection and even more.

Digital copies of the Recyclopedia are available for download as PDFs on the Streets Division website.

Paper copies of the Recyclopedia are available at all Madison Public Library branches and the Streets Division offices. 

Copies can also be mailed to residents by contacting the Streets Division. Residents east of South Park Street can call 608-246-4532. 

Madison Public Market Quarterly Report Available

The city staff's Public Market Fourth Quarterly Report is now available and include topics:

  • Update on Site Design & Development Plan 
  • MSR Design Team Recommended 
  • Public Market Foundation Progress 
  • 2018 Summary of the MarketReady Program 
  • New Markets Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones





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