Streets and Sidewalks


by Erin Green | 01/31/2018 - 10:07am

Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).

A high-school student stood near the door of a classroom in Hoyt School, observing quietly as his classmates painted. He appeared nervous to join in. Artist Sonya Sankaran calmly handed him a paint brush and reassured him that mistakes could always be fixed. 

Soon, the student was painting flowers alongside his classmates.

by Lauren Faust | 11/14/2017 - 10:02am

 A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)A Bird's Eye View of the Vilas Neighborhood (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Pumpkin spice drinks, warm sweaters, carving turkeys; all signs that Autumn is among us.

With Autumn also comes one of the more tedious chores of owning or renting a home: raking leaves and other yard waste before the snow falls.

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 Yue | 06/09/2015 - 9:26am

Changes in state budget could hinder bike purchases, make bike lanes less common

by Scott Girard | 05/31/2013 - 11:49am

If a red-shirted volunteer asks you to change your regular Sunday drive route this weekend, it’s because up to 25,000 bikers could soon be passing through as part of Madison's fifth annual “Ride the Drive” event.

by Susan DeVos | 05/15/2013 - 7:23pm

Madison Area Bus Advocates address cuts, prioritizing buses as Madison begins talks on city budget

by Emily Eggleston | 05/13/2013 - 8:05am

Bike to Work Week is back with events all week around Madison

by Susan Endres | 04/11/2013 - 8:52am

Around 30 people attended a public hearing the evening of Wednesday, April 10 to weigh in on possible changes to Madison bus routes.

April 10, Public forum on Metro serviceApril 10, Public forum on Metro serviceThe City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission listened to the comments and concerns of about 20 Madison residents. Most attendees focused on the proposed changes to bus routes 14 and 15 at Sheboygan Avenue on the west side, but others had suggestions for routes 9, 10 and 18, among others.

by Community Shares | 04/02/2013 - 6:53am

April Heroes include volunteers with the Rape Crisis Center and Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

by Yilang Peng | 03/26/2013 - 7:05pm

Explore the long term impacts of winter road salt use on Madison's roads, ecosystems, and watershed

by Haley Perrin | 03/20/2013 - 9:08pm

B-Cycle reopened their bike stations on March 20 and will lauch bikes with poems  in April

by Susan DeVos | 03/20/2013 - 3:50pm

Madison Area Bus Advocates column looks at how Madison Metro funding sources vary over the years