MilWALKee Walks announces Safe Crossing Events across the City

MilWALKee Walks is a program organized by the Wisconsin Bike Fed and supported by the Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety.  We are working to to draw attention to the importance of people driving attentively and watching for  people walking.

This summer we are excited to work in neighborhoods across Milwaukee, educating the public about safe walking habits and reminding drivers that they must legally yield the right of way to people crossing at marked and unmarked  crosswalks.

You will find our team dressed in bright capes encouraging people in cars to yield to  Milwaukeeans who want to enjoy their neighborhood on foot.  This creative place making project is designed to get the users of the road to make safe decisions for themselves. Together we can build a safer, healthier, more walkable Milwaukee.

This June, July, and August we will help you cross the street at Milwaukee neighborhood events with a high volume of pedestrian traffic.  We will be at Chill on the Hill, the Fondy Farmer’s Market, Washington Park Concert Series, Jazz in the Park, Riverwest Gardeners Market, and the Skyline Music Series.

Highlights of this season’s safe crossing events include:

  • Chill on the Hill, Humboldt Park, 3000 S Howell Ave, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm

  • Fondy’s Farmer’s Market, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Saturdays 9am -12 pm

  • Washington Park Concert Series, Washington Park, 4542 W Washington Blvd Wednesdays 5-8 pm

  • Jazz in the Park, East Town, 825 N. Jefferson St. Thursdays, 5-8 pm

  • Riverwest Gardeners Market, Bremen and Locust Streets, Sundays, 11 am-2 pm

  • Skyline Music Series, Kadish Park, 308 E Lloyd St, Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 pm

To volunteer, request a Pedestrian Action near you, or to see how  you can help our vision for Safe and Healthy Streets, contact Michael Anderson.


About Carolyn Dvorak, Southwest Region Director

Carolyn lives in La Crosse with her husband and two daughters. She has loved riding a bicycle throughout her life. She enjoys working in the La Crosse area helping to create great places to bicycle.

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