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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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Madison, WI 53703
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Metro Transit Redesign, MPD, LMD, Westside Market, and Other Highlights for the Week of April 11, 2022

April 10, 2022 3:28 PM

Metro Transit Redesign

Metro has released a draft Transit Network Redesign Plan, which is a proposed complete restructuring of service in 2023. This draft plan is designed toward a ridership goal. The plan focuses on fewer routes that are more direct and frequent, while providing coverage where it is needed most.

On Wednesday, April 13 at 6pm, Metro will hold a special neighborhood meeting for District 19 to discuss the changes and receive feedback via Zoom. Registration is required. [Zoom link]

Madison Police Department Strategic Plan

Madison Police Department is seeking community input on policing and will host focus groups as part of strategic plan. Each one of MPD's six patrol districts will host a meeting. The meeting will cover broad themes on topics such as community trust, the role of police, community policing, crime and safety, and police staffing. Details about the meetings, including registration information, can be found here.

District 19's list of dates and times:

West District: Monday, April 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Midtown District: Tuesday, April 12 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Lake Mendota Drive

This week, the Lake Mendota Drive reconstruction project's roadway geometry resolution will be in front of the Transportation Commission (TC) on Wednesday. Last week, the Board of Public Works approved the geometry with a note asking TC to consider putting sidewalks on just one side of the street, and not on both in a portion of the project as the design proposes.

TC (4/13/2022 @ 5pm)


I recently posted a long update about the project.

Engineering held a 3rd public information meeting on 4/4.

Future Schedule after TC

  • 4/19/2022: Geometry for LMD at Common Council for Approval
  • 4/29/2022: Mail Estimated Assessments, Public Hearing Notice for 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 5/11/2022: BPW Public Hearing on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 5/24/2022: Common Council Hearing on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 6/9/2022: Bid 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • 8/1/2022: Begin Construction on 2022 Project (estimated date)
  • Winter 2022: Start public meetings for 2023 reconstruction project

Westside Community Market 2022

Westside Community Market 2022

The 2022 market season starts on Saturday, April 16th from 7am - 12:30pm!

Craig St.

The contractor for this project, Speedway Sand & Gravel, Inc. has elected to perform the proposed work on Craig Ave. in 2023. Originally, the City planned for all the work on Old Middleton Rd. and Craig Ave. to happen in 2022. Due to the size of the project, the City has agreed to allow the contractor to do the work on Craig Ave. in 2023. Currently, the contractor plans to do minor work this year on Craig Ave. but this work does not include replacement of pavement, curb, sidewalk, or underground utilities. In the case that the anticipated schedule changes, residents along Craig Ave. will be informed by mail and updates will be posted on the project page

The resurfacing project for Old Middleton Rd is still scheduled to start on Monday, April 18th. The project will be completed by October 2022. You can learn more about the impact on the project page.

Madison Beltline Corridor Study: Public Involvement Meetings Scheduled

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southwest Region has scheduled two public involvement meetings to discuss the Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) corridor study underway for the Madison Beltline. The Madison Beltline PEL study is a long-term planning study, and no construction projects are identified at this time.  [More Details]

Tuesday, April 12: 5 - 6:30 p.m. (Presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

James Madison Memorial High School Commons - 201 S. Gammon Road, Madison

Wednesday, April 13: 5 - 6:30 p.m. (Presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

The Village on Park Community Room - 2300 South Park Street, Madison

1902 Bartillon Drive

The Finance Committee will discuss the selection of the property at 1902 Bartillon Drive as the site for a permanent shelter serving men experiencing homelessness.

Resource Recovery Special Charge

The Finance Committee will discuss a proposed ordinance creating a new special charge that would be imposed upon curbside recycling customers.

For more information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here


  • On Monday, April 4, the Streets Division drop-off sites at 402 South Point Road and 4602 Sycamore Avenue will begin their expanded summer hours. Also on April 4, the special temporary drop-off site at 121 E. Olin Avenue will open at 3pm. The drop-off site at 1501 W. Badger Road will remain closed due to the pending construction project. Find more details here.

  • The City of Madison is now officially recognized by the Vision Zero Network as an Vision Zero City! Look for us on the Vision Zero Network communities map in the near future, as they are going to be adding us soon. Madison's Action plan was also approved by the Common Council on March 29, 2022. On the heels of these important milestones in Madison's Vision Zero Initiative, the second issue of the Vision Zero Quarterly Newsletter is now available. This issue dives into the work of Madison's Vision Zero initiative and how the City decides what safety measures and practices should be incorporated into Madison's streets. 

    This month's newsletter includes:

    • Vision Zero Action Plan
    • Implementing Vision Zero
    • Mapping for a Safer Future - Madison's High Injury Network
    • Capital Projects for 2022
    • John Nolen Drive - Implementing Vision Zero
    • Making Madison Streets Safe for All

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