Bike News

Public Meeting: East Johnson Street Reconstruction, 4/28

A stretch of East Johnson Street, between Baldwin and First St, is going to be reconstructed in 2018. The first public involvement meeting is tonight (4/28), 6-8pm at Lapham Elementary School, 1045 E. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703

Stretch of Johnson Street to be reconstructed

Despite it’s relatively short length, this stretch is an important piece towards a complete network of high-quality bike facilities.  Please attend the public meeting and make your voice heard. The current plan provides only for unprotected on-street bike lanes, and even those will disappear in some places:

“On-street bicycle accommodations in both directions will be provided as part of the project. The exception being between Marston Avenue and the Yahara River (adjacent to Tenney Park), where an outbound on-street bike lane will be provided but an inbound bike-lane will not. Inbound bicyclists and pedestrians will utilize the existing multi-use path within Tenney Park.”

More information on the project can be found from the City of Madison: