MilWALKee Walks Takes Action
MilWALKee Walks is a program administered by the Wisconsin Bike Fed. We believe all vulnerable users of our road need to be protected as much as possible. During the month of September our staff is partnering with local community groups, Business Improvement Districts, and volunteer residents to bring awareness to the dangers people driving cars and streets pose to people walking.
We train and mobilize residents to advocate for safe, comfortable walking environments in neighborhoods across Milwaukee.
Milwaukee streets can be uncomfortable for people walking and difficult to cross at marked and unmarked crosswalks. We want to create space in our neighborhoods where people can walk to their destinations, transit stops or simply go out for a stroll.
We have created Crosswalk Actions. This is a series of events in along the Milwaukee Pedestrian High Injury Network as included in the Milwaukee Pedestrian Plan. We arrive dressed to call attention to people walking and the need for drivers to slow down and yield to people at marked and unmarked crosswalks. It is successful. We invite you to join us, even if you do not live or work in these corridors, and we can train you to be a Walk Ambassador in your neighborhood.
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The “MKE Pace Car Program” is a resident-based program designed to fight speeding on residential streets through education and awareness.
City of Milwaukee residents can fill out the online form below to take the pledge to drive the speed limit in their neighborhoods and to obey all stop signs and red lights.
Those taking the pledge will receive a decal that identifies them as a motorist who has taken the pledge to become a MKE Pace Car. Motorists can proudly display this decal in their car’s rear window.
If 60 percent of a neighborhood’s residents take the pledge, that neighborhood can receive a sign to be displayed on the street in the neighborhood that identifies the neighborhood as a Pace Car Neighborhood.
I pledge to drive within City of Milwaukee speed limits; stop at all stop signs, red lights, and for pedestrians in crosswalks; give myself enough travel time so that I’m not sacrificing safety or courtesy; reduce overall car usage; not text while driving; be courteous to and share the road with bicyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers; and to display the Milwaukee Pace Car Program decal in my vehicle.