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Madison’s successful Shared Streets program has ended for the remainder of 2020 to allow for effective winter maintenance of these areas. The program, which limited non-residential motor vehicle access to streets to open the street to physically distanced walking and biking during COVID-19, received favorable citywide feedback.

The barricades and barrels used to create the barriers for Shared Streets will be removed Monday, November 2. People who drive these streets should continue to drive slowly and use caution as people continue to need space to social distance while walking and biking.

Some of the impacted streets are:

  • West Shore Boulevard
  • South Shore Boulevard
  • East Mifflin St
  • Sherman Ave
  • Atwood Ave (near Olbrich Park)

Traffic Engineering will be using the winter to evaluate the Shared Streets Program to determine how to best move forward in 2021. The City is reaching out to the public to help gather information on the current program. Community members are encouraged to complete the Shared Streets Survey by December 1.

Previous City news release on Shared Streets
City Makes Adjustments to Path and “Shared Streets” to More Safely Accommodate Pedestrians and Bikers