Register now – Madison’s biennial Neighborhood Conference Sat. Sept 13.

This Saturday, September 13, is Madison’s biennial Neighborhood Conference. Held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Downtown Madison, the all-day conference features workshops on topics like forming and improving neighborhood associations and social justice and equality initiatives. Don Edwards, director of the Justice and Sustainability Associates, provides the keynote address. 1000 Friends…

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Walkability and Disabilities

Communities and neighborhoods that are more compact and walkable have stronger social networks, better personal and community health, and are easier on the environment. But are “walkable” streets equally walkable for everyone?

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Downsides of Decking Over John Nolen Drive

We have been taking a closer look at the proposal from the Madison Design Professionals Workgroup to put commuter traffic on US Highway 151 underground through part of Downtown Madison, cap the tunnel with a new 6.5 acre park, and improve the surface street grid for local pedestrian, bicycle, mass transit, and local vehicle traffic. Last week, we examined some of the myriad benefits a project like this would likely have. Today, we will take a look at some of the potential downsides and side effects the project may produce.

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