Transportation

 

by Madison Area Bu... | 11/30/2017 - 11:44am

Looking down at car traffic at the intersection of John Nolen Dr. and North Shore Dr. (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking down at car traffic at the intersection of John Nolen Dr. and North Shore Dr. (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Madison’s leadership in the transportation of disabled people may be coming to an end. 

by Madison Area Bu... | 10/30/2017 - 4:53pm

 Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).Looking East on Washington Ave. near Capital Square (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons).

by Aaron Hathaway | 10/16/2017 - 10:51am

Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

A planned reconstruction project for Madison's Atwood Avenue has sparked conversation among East Side residents, who see the initiative as an opportunity to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Matt Davis | 07/25/2017 - 10:00am

The city of Madison will debut a new interactive map for bicyclists and pedestrians in late summer or early fall. The map is part of an effort to facilitate traffic and improve the channels for public feedback, and city officials provided an update on its progress during a meeting in late June.  

 “The map is a tool for pedestrians to use to make their own suggestions and see what other people have suggested,” said Jose Navarro, engineering aide for the city of Madison. “The city can use it to see what citizens are saying so they know how to respond to them.”

by Christopher Lueneburg | 07/21/2017 - 9:50am

 

A public hearing on the proposed bus stop changes on Monroe Street was held last Wednesday evening in front of the Transit and Parking Commission, giving community members an opportunity to voice their opinions.

The hearing was called to gauge public concern about Metro’s proposal to consolidate and shift the bus stops along Monroe Street, resulting in a reduction of 6 stops along the corridor.

by Madison Area Bu... | 07/17/2017 - 11:34am

At least as far back as ancient Greece and its Agora, democratic assembly occurred in open public space. People gathered at the Agora to shop, talk, make friendships, relax and refresh. What has that got to do with using the bus in Madison? 

Lots. Because in the last half century, shopping centers have separated the commercial from the noncommercial reasons for congregating and also at least passively separated bus riders from the rest of the public. Is it time for a change?

by Madison Area Bu... | 05/23/2017 - 5:49pm

The Bus Stops here is produced monthly by members of the Madison Area Bus Advocates 

If you could wave a magic wand, what would Madison’s transportation system look like?

Imagine Madison is an update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which includes an examination of the transit system. (Photo courtesy of City of Madison’s Planning Division.)Imagine Madison is an update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which includes an examination of the transit system. (Photo courtesy of City of Madison’s Planning Division.)

by Madison Area Bu... | 03/23/2017 - 10:14am

 The Bus Stops here is produced monthly by members of the Madison Area Bus Advocates

by Madison Area Bu... | 01/25/2017 - 5:02pm

The Stops Here is produced monthly by members of the Madison Area Bus Advocates. This month’s column is by Susan De Vos. 

(Thomas Yonash/Madison Commons)(Thomas Yonash/Madison Commons)

 

by Madison Area Bu... | 12/29/2016 - 9:40am

It doesn’t make sense for someone to spend $7 to get a ride with Uber if they had a 24-hour bus system

by Susan DeVos | 11/15/2016 - 2:26pm

Two types of car shares exist in Madison