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Pedestrian Initiatives

Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their day. People who walk and use mobility devices are vulnerable users of the public right of way. The Bike Fed may not have “Pedestrian” in our name, but our staff and board have been fighting for safer places to walk for years. Through our Walking Wisdom curriculum, Vulnerable Users state law changes, and MilWALkee Walks, the Bike Fed is involved in many ways to keep these users of our roads safe.

MilWALKee Walks

MilWALKee Walks is a pedestrian advocacy program that aims to make walking and rolling safe, accessible, and fun for all Milwaukeeans. We are dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Milwaukee, educating Milwaukeeans and local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and fostering the development of safe and vibrant environments for all pedestrians. Funded through a grant from WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety, this program is focused on Milwaukee County pedestrian safety improvements due to the county’s high rate of crashes. Read more details on MilWALKee Walks here.

Walking Wisdom Curriculum

Developed in 2005 as part of the Safe Routes to School curriculum this program is free to download and use for any school or non-profit organization. It is meant for K5-3rd grade and includes inside discussion and worksheets, a video, hands on intersection activity, and an outdoor guided walk with adults. Bike Fed staff have updated and improved this program over the years and are currently partnering with Milwaukee Public School staff to make the education alignments and activities even more robust. It can be downloaded for free here. If your school or community group would like a training on how to deliver this best to your community please contact our Education Staff.