Madison’s Complete Green Streets initiative moving forward
After months of public meetings, outreach, and presentations in neighborhoods across the city, the resolution regarding Complete Green Streets was recently introduced to the Madison Common Council, according to a statement from the Madison mayor’s office.
The Complete Green Streets approach provides a consistent process for planning, designing, building, and operating streets in a way that better reflects community values, while increasing safety and equity. In this case, “street” refers to the sidewalks, terraces, roadways, and everything in between.
Complete Green Streets is part of a greater effort to ensure that Madison streets are safer for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and bus riders. Green space and street trees will be a priority, along with storm water management. The city council is set for a final vote on the project in early January.