PD Alder Proposes New Public Safety Legislation

Progressive Dane Alder Satya Rhodes-Conway has proposed new changes to help make Sherman Avenue safer for bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles alike.  The proposal would reduce traffic lanes from four lanes to three, while incorporating bike lanes and pedestrian islands.


Rhodes-Conway's proposal, based on a report from City of Madison Traffic Engineers, would reduce the likelihood of accidents caused from drivers making left turns on N Sherman Avenue, would reduce conflicts between bicycles and vehicles and bicycles and pedestrians, and would add pedestrian islands to five intersections, to make it safer to cross the street.

Despite the apparent public safety benefits, a vocal minority spurred by ideological opposition is actively lobbying the Common Council to vote in opposition to this plan.  

In order to ensure this proposal passes and our streets are safer, the Common Council needs to hear from supporters like you.

To contact the Common Council, please email allalders@cityofmadison.com and let them know you support Alder Rhodes-Conway's proposal to make Sherman Ave safer.  Supporters can also speak at the upcoming Common Council Meeting on March 5th, 2013 at 6:30pm in the City-County Building, Room 201.

For more information, contact Satya Rhodes-Conway at district12@cityofmadison.com