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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

Home Address:

3930 Anchor Dr

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 Foster’s Updates

Olbrich Park Path, Metro Network Redesign, Orton-Front Fest - D15 Update 8/23/21

August 23, 2021 9:50 AM

Path option #3
On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission will receive a presentation on 3 options for a new path through Olbrich Park. See below for more details.

New Public Health Order Issued for Dane County Requiring Face Coverings Indoors 

On Tuesday, August 17, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued a Face Covering Emergency Order which went into effect at 12:01am on Thursday, August 19. The new order requires that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person's own household or living unit are present. Learn more here.

Metro Network Redesign Alternatives


network alternatives
The 'Ridership' alternative (left) focuses on higher frequency service with fewer routes while the 'Coverage' alternative focuses on more routes, but less frequency.

As part of the Transit Network Redesign project, two contrasting alternatives have been developed: a coverage network, maximizing the number of people with access to bus service, and a ridership network, maximizing frequency and the number of riders that the network will draw. These alternatives were presented to a joint session of the City of Madison Transportation Commission and the Transportation Policy and Planning Board and are being shared with the public for feedback. 

Following public feedback a new draft network plan will be developed and finalized and will be implemented in August 2022. This redesign effort will incorporate the BRT routes and has the potential to significantly change current bus service in Madison. If you use the bus or would like to use the bus, please review the materials below and take the survey. There will also be a virtual public information meeting on September 23 at 6:00 pm to hear more about the proposals and to hear feedback.

Olbrich Park Path Options

On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission will receive a presentation on three options for the future path alignment through Olbrich Park. This path will be constructed as part of the Atwood Avenue reconstruction project that is awaiting federal funding. You can find more details about the full project here

  • Option 1 was the original path alignment approved as part of the project several years ago.
  • Option 2 was an alternative recommended by the Board of Parks Commissioners several years ago.
  • Option 3 is a new alternative developed to avoid routing through the sledding hill area and to reduce the paved area of the parking lot. 

You can see all three options here and find links to register your comments and/or watch the meeting here.

Orton-Front Festival

The popular Orton Park Fest and Marquette Waterfront Festivals are back this week in a combined Orton-Front Festival. Events will include Cycropia Aerial Dance at Orton Park on Thursday & Friday and the Fools' Flotilla from Tenney to Yahara Place Park on Sunday. You can find the full schedule of events here.

Friends Book Sale

Friends of Pinney Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday from 12:30-4:30p. You can find the details here

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District 15 Engineering Projects

(You can find a list of all engineering projects in District 15 here.)

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