I bike to work almost every day. Walkable, bikeable streets are good for our health, our environment and for our economy. It should be a safe and easy option for everyone who wants to ride. But low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been left behind.
Every neighborhood in Madison should have streets that are safe for cycling and walking for everyone from commuters, weekend riders and kids riding bikes (or unicycles!) to school. Many residents feel unsafe due to increased traffic in their neighborhoods. I experience these fears when I think about my daughters crossing the street on the way to school. We can and must do better. Pedestrian and cyclist safety near schools and parks, in particular, has to be a priority.