Planning and Strategy Meeting: A Better Transportation Future for Madison
- Tuesday, August 30, 4 pm
- Location: Urban League of Greater Madison – 2222 S Park St #200, Madison, WI 53713
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) is considering a multi-billion dollar widening of the Madison Beltline. The Department’s justification for the project is questionable. If approved, this costly highway widening project through Madison would have devastating impacts on the urban fabric of the city, push Madison’s transportation system in the wrong direction, and drive our state further into debt.
We need 21st century transportation for Madison and Wisconsin. We should improve transit to ensure that those who are unable to or can’t afford to drive will still have access to work, school, shopping, etc. And we should do more to maintain existing infrastructure – fill potholes on local roads, fix crumbling bridges, and repair our sidewalks. Using funds slated for highway expansion to instead improve transit and existing infrastructure would save money, boost access to jobs, healthcare and services for many in our community, and transform Madison’s transportation future.
Join us for a Planning and Strategy Meeting to learn more and to discuss developing a campaign that stops this highway widening and calls on WISDOT to adopt a new, 21st century scope for the project that repairs the existing highway – without widening it – and integrates public transit into the project plan.
This meeting is being organized by, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, WISPIRG, Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter, Wisconsin Green Muslims and the WISDOM.