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Pedestrian Plan Takes Big Step Forward in Milwaukee

There is still political work to do, and questions to be answered about funding, but a new pedestrian plan for the city of Milwaukee has cleared a key council committee.
July 20, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A Milwaukee Common Council committee has approved a 98-page pedestrian plan [pdf] intended to provide a toolbox for making the city more walkable," reports Jeramey Jannene.

"The report includes 100 actions to build a better pedestrian environment, from auditing high crash areas and developing clear, binding policies to working with the Milwaukee County Transit System to optimize bus stop locations and redesigning city streets," adds Jannene.

Some of the actions listed in the pedestrian plan would require changes in laws at the state level, such as the possibility of adding red light camera enforcement.

Despite the approval, some members of the committee raised concerns about how some of the changes proposed by the plan would be funded.

A February podcast by Urban Milwaukee dug into the process of crafting the pedestrian plan.

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Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Urban Milwaukee
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