Wilson Street

Description

Wilson Street

In November, 2013, the Committee approved the further development of a one-way street concept with an eastbound contraflow bike lane and westbound sharrows. The one-way concept incorporates the following elements:

  • Westbound sharrows
  • Eastbound cycle track
  • Preserves green space
  • Allows for parking on one side only
  • Loss of parking (32 spaces)
  • Loading accommodations on one side only

Wilson Street East of Monona Terrace

 

Wilson Street East of Monona Terrace

Wilson Street West of Monona Terrace

Wilson Street West of Monona Terrace

 



Public Comments

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Posted: 01/23/2014
I am very opposed to the bike lane because it will create an intolerably dangerous situation for move ins/out and other deliveries for my condo building, the Marina, at 137 E. Wilson, by having to move things across two lanes of fast moving traffic. I also object to the loss of on-street parking as my building, and the Mark have no guest parking.

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Posted: 01/30/2014
I strongly disagree with eliminating parking on one side of East Wilson St. and having a bike lane going against the flow of traffic. Bikers have always been taught to ride on the side of the road moving with the flow of traffic whereas runners and walkers move against the flow of traffic for safety reasons. I've noticed bikes heading east utilizing King Street versus East Wilson. Also, parking spaces are valuable in downtown. As an owner of a unit in the Marina building I value these spaces when our family visits. Also, these spaces are utilized for moving vans and contractors at the Marina frequently.

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Posted: 01/30/2014
I support the contra flow bike lane because it would make bike travel eastbound on Wilson a viable option.

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Posted: 01/30/2014
I am opposed to adding the bike lane on E Wilson st. There is very little parking as it is for residents and guests, movers and garbage vehicles. I work in the office on the 1st floor of the Marina and know this will increase accidents from cars trying coming out. It is so congested as it is.

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Posted: 01/30/2014
I think there needs to be parking on both sides of Wilson Street to serve the number of residences in the Mark and the Marina, not to mention the potential for even more residents if the McGrath property is built.

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Posted: 02/04/2014
Madison is bike friendly, but I believe the loss of parking on this side of the street would be a big negative for residents and visitors to Wilson Street. I live at Marina and don't undersand how delivery trucks, garbage pick up, or move in move outs to the condos, apartments, or hotels on this street would take place safely with the proposed bike lane. If they keep Wilson Street a one way for cars, but allow a bike lane to go the opposite of the cars - how confusing would that be - answer very. It all sounds good if you didn't happen to live on this street and have the need for street parking as well as for the safety of leaving your drive way. This area is the perfect storm for an accident to occur.

City Staff Response:
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Posted: 02/28/2014
I am concerned about a contraflow bike lane on Wilson Street. People are used to looking only one way for traffic (both ways for pedestrians) because it is a one-way street. Out of habit people will not look the other way for non-pedestrians, which will create a very dangerous situation for bicyclists. Bicyclists can go the opposite way on Doty street if they want to go that direction. Also, because Wilson Street is uphill from Hamilton to MLK Blvd, I foresee few people using a bike lane going that direction.

City Staff Response:
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Posted: 03/12/2014
I love the idea of a contra-flow bike lane on Wilson St.

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