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SASY Streets: Public Meeting About Our Neighborhood Streets 2/20/2014

Cover Photo
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street in Fellowship Hall (basement). Enter through the back door on Atwood Ave. Handicap accessible entrance in front on Winnebago St.

This meeting is to identify current problems and potential solutions for improved pedestrian, bicycle, bus and car movements around our neighborhood.Driving in Madison and nationwide has been in decline for over nine years, while bicycles, pedestrians and metro use have been increasing and the bicycle path is occasionally at over-capacity. Is it time to rethink how we use our streets?

Streets and parking use half of most cities land base. How can we make the most of these shared spaces in our neighborhood? Do you have concerns about traffic speeds or children’s safety in front of your home? What do you like about traffic flow within our Schenk-Atwood neighborhood streets and what would you like to see changed?

The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association is holding a public meeting to collect your ideas for enhancing the public spaces comprising our neighborhood streets. We will present visual samples of innovative solutions other communities have used to solve transportation issues and collect your ideas for our neighborhood solutions.

The cover photo is a NYC street makeover using only paint and planters. Many cities around the world are employing such tactics. They are cheap, fast and effective. We will be showcasing such outside-the-box solutions other communities have utilized for brainstorming purposes — to get us opened up to be thinking a little differently and wider about what is possible and what we might want to do here. We are a neighborhood — along with Wil-Mar and other surrounding neighborhoods — with the most creatives and innovators in one place in the entire state. Let’s utilize that. We all have thoughts and ideas on how to make things better.

Please add your ideas, drawings and photos to this Facebook event page and come to the meeting to tell and show us all.

For more information, visit or contact Donna Magdalina, SASYNA Transportation Committee Chair: