On February 3, 2023, Governor Evers announced that Wisconsin would be the recipient of $6 million in federal grant money under the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program.
The SS4A program is an opportunity for communities to develop plans and projects that stress responsible driving, safer road designs, speed limits, and improved post-crash care, according to USDOT. This award is a huge win for cyclists and pedestrians in the state of Wisconsin.
The SS4A program was created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). A large chunk of the grant award ($4.4 million) will go to the City of Milwaukee to address 26 “accident prone” intersections. The rest of the grant money breaks down across the state as follows:
- Milwaukee County — $800,000
- St. Croix County — $500,000
- City of Madison — $267,680
- Kenosha County — $240,000
- Brown County — $200,000
- City of Park Falls — $144,000
- Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians — $132,500
The seven other grant recipients will “build action plans to redesign roads, sidewalks, and crosswalks to make them safer for all road users,” according to Governor Evers. With unsafe driving behavior increasing nationwide, the Bike Fed applauds this federal effort that will help make communities safer and more accessible for all forms of transportation.
You can read a copy of Governor Evers’ press release here.
More about the Safe Streets and Roads for All program here.