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City of Madison

Traffic Engineering - Yang Tao, Director


Image: Walking in Madison

Walking is an important mode of transportation and is also a healthful recreational activity that is available to people of all ages and socioeconomic levels. Prevention Magazine picked the City of Madison as the number "walking city" in the country for 2007. Criteria included:

  • Percentage of population that walks for exercise
  • Parks per square mile
  • Points of interest per square mile

-Prevention, "The Best Walking Cities of 2007"



Safety & Education

  • How To Cross the Street (PDF 54K B)

    Flyer on the Wave, Watch and Walk technique for crossing a street when there is not a traffic signal.

Pedestrian Safety for Children and Parents


Includes criteria for assigning Adult School Crossing Guards


Hiking Trails: