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Alder Sheri Carter

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Alder Sheri Carter

Contact Information

Home Address:

3009 Ashford Ln

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 Carter’s Updates

Vision Zero Continues Speed Reductions

August 26, 2021 2:44 PM

Park Street Is Next Up

vision zeroIncluded as part of the Vision Zero initiative roadway improvements, upcoming speed limit reductions are scheduled for several Madison streets identified as having a high level of injury causing crashes. The first one to occur, on South Park Street between Regent Street and Badger Road, begins on Monday, August 30 and will reduce the speed limit to 25 mph.

Data shows that in Madison between the years 2015 and 2019, seventeen people suffered serious injury and two pedestrians died in traffic crashes. In the years that have followed, we continue to see an increase in fatal and life changing incidents. Studies show that lowering the speed limit by 5 mph helps increase the safety of all who use our city streets, especially children and people walking or biking.

In 2020, previous Vision Zero improvements on South Park Street included enhanced crosswalks at Badger Road and Buick St and a new crosswalk near the bus stops at the railroad crossing.

"The South Park Street area contains several neighborhoods with many residences and small businesses. All day and every day, people cross this street to shop, attend schools, visit parks, and get to their bus stops," said Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, "This speed reduction, and the others planned, are important pieces to create a safer city for all of our residents and visitors."

Full New Release - Vision Zero Continues

What is Vision Zero?
Vision Zero is a data driven strategy intended to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets by 2030 while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

For more information about the City of Madison's Vision Zero initiative and to sign up for Vision Zero news updates, please visiy www.cityofmadison.com/visionzero.



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