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Places To Ride

Clear snow from Ice Age Trail

Please keep the the Ice Age Trail between the Ice Age Dr. spur and McKee Rd. passable during the winter. The rest of the trail appears to be getting cleared but this one section is not. I realize this is probably not intended to be a commuter trail but until hwy M is rebuilt with a sidepath this trail is the only reasonable option from the far southwest suburbs to destinations in the Verona area. Right now I have to ...more »

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Better Connection between 6th/Bago and Lafollette Ave

Lafollette is an important connecting street from Cap City path east of Waubesa and 6th St. to areas on the north side of town. Getting from 6th St. onto Lafollette (and vice versa) is very awkward right now, including a number of acute angle turns. There are two well worn foot/bike paths leading from the traffic circle to Lafollette that indicate how traffic wants to move through here. Would be good to turn one or both ...more »

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Reasons to Ride

It makes me feel alive

I commute about 5 miles to and from work about three times a week, in all seasons. It lifts my spirits, gets my blood pumping, keeps me healthy, makes my skin shine and is fun! I feel calm and de-stressed at work, and it makes coming home to a warm house that much nicer at the end of the day. If you ski or snowboard, think of biking in the winter a chance to do a winter sport before and after work!

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Lighting

The lights on the SW path are blinding to pedestrians and cyclists alike. I have had two close calls because of bikes (many now without lights) being basically invisible when in one of the dark regions. Please dim these lights or shield them to reduce the glare and night blindness.

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Train Causes Red Light Freeze at Johnson St. and 1st St.

When a train is crossing Johnson Street the lights “freeze” at this intersection. If a biker needs to cross 1st Street he/she will encounter the frozen red light and must wait until the train is through and the lights “unfreeze” and there is finally get a green light. During peak traffic there is not even a way to sneak across as cars continually go through from 1st street turning right onto Johnson (they have a green ...more »

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Wider Bike Paths in Congested Corridors

The Capital City Path along the Lake Monona shore and the Southwest Path that runs through campus are often congested due to very high volumes of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Widening these lanes to accommodate for two lanes of bicycle traffic in each direction, as well as a separate lane for two-way pedestrian foot traffic, would ease the congestion issues of these corridors.

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John Nolen/Willy Bike/Ped Crossing

The bike and pedestrian movements are so great crossing Willy Street here. The walk signal should be automatic (no need to press a button. Like most other downtown intersections

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John Nolen/Willy Bike/Ped Crossing

A single-phase crossing for bikes and peds that use the Capitol City Trail. Can be done by having the right turn onto Willy be red when the Blair-John Nolen movement is green.

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Broom and John Nolen

The John Path Path to Broom Street connection can be improved. Currently bikes queue with cars turning left onto Broom but have to use the cross walk which leads no where. Place a bike box in front the right lane of left turning cars so bikes can clearly use the street. It was actually configured this way prior to 1995.

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Adopt a bike path.

Much like the well known adopt a highway campaign the city should have an adopt a path system. Local businesses, community groups and individuals would volunteer to clean trash, sweep excess grit of paths, clear encroaching brush and beautify the local paths. A half mile segment would not be too much to ask for a group to care for once or twice a month. The groups/businesses would get free advertising by having their ...more »

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Information on Bicycling

3ft is the law signs

Please put the graphic signs that say 3ft it's the law show a car and a 3ft clearance to the bicycle along faster roads like PD/McKee or other roads without a dedicated bike lane.

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Places To Ride

Paths, Lanes, and Routes

Madison is a great place to bicycle in part because of the amount of bike paths, lanes, and routes available throughout the city, making it easier to choose to go by bike.

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Places To Ride

Stoughton Road Corridor

All along the Stoughton Road corridor are areas where improvements to motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure is desperately needed. Better bicycle and pedestrian accessibility is needed for the section between Broadway and Pflaum, at the intersection with Buckeye, and in the length encompassing Milwaukee St. to E. Washington, especially the HWY 30 crossing. Many studies have been done on this stretch of ...more »

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E. Mifflin Blair Street Bike Box

I think the bike box (green lane) on the east bound lane of E. Mifflin at N. Blair creates more problems then it solves. The bike box is directing bike traffic to move to the far right side of the lane. All the bike traffic is going straight through the intersection (continuing along the the bike blvd), however, most auto traffic is turning right onto N. Blair. This created a situation where autos are turning right, ...more »

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Create Better signage/education for Bike Blvds

Bike boulevards currently have signs and sharrows, but most bikers and drivers still do not understand the rules for riding/driving on them. Signs with general rules or better signage about speed and yielding to bikes is needed. Allowing bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs on bike blvds should also be allowed.

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Places To Ride

EauClaire crossing

I witnessed yet another bad situation for a cyclist crossing from EauClaire Road across Old Middleton to the Black Hawk bike trail. Fortunately no accident. The city is planning to reconstruct this intersection, but not do anything to improve on this crossing. The city planners were responsive to the need, but just won't include this need in their plans. A lot of us use this crossing - does anyone else want to see ...more »

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Places To Ride

Bike signals at John Nolen intersections

The trail crossings at North Shore and Willy St along John Nolen need better signals. There should be a bike signal at these lights that activates EVERY cycle. It is not reasonable to expect a person on a bike to wait an entire light cycle simply because they didn't reach the intersection in time to stop and hit the beg button, especially during non-peak hours. Why are there even beg buttons here? These are probably ...more »

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Places To Ride

Need paths from Hoepker Rd.

Madison needs to bring bike paths to the Northeast side. The area near American Pkwy and Hoepker Rd. is growing and is difficult to bike around. There is a lot of beautiful green space that could be enjoyed if the city brought paths to the area. A path from Hoepker Rd to Madison College would help connect the this side of town to the center of Madison.

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Places To Ride

Safe passage from Elvehjem/East Buckeye across Hwy 51

This is well known as one of the most dangerous intersections in Madison. Bikes are forced to traverse across a four lane highway using a so-called bike lane that is filled with busted up rocks and debris. Once you make it across to the Camden Road area, the bike lane disappears. Aggressive vehicles jockey for position as people head off to five different schools: Sennet, La Follette, Monona Grove, Nuestro Mundo and Immaculate ...more »

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