One theme I’ve heard repeatedly while talking with neighbors is a concern about the effect of development on our already overtaxed transportation system. In the coming years, many projects will be planned and implemented in and around the district, including reconstruction of parts of University Avenue and overdue street repaving. I would be sure to engage neighbors early in the process.
As a city, we must continue to invest in our transit system. Residents throughout the district should have easy access to bus service to commute to work and help alleviate congestion on our roads. We need to explore speed-calming methods in residential areas and plan for adequate service by Madison Metro Transit.
I support efforts to implement a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT would add high-frequency, limited stop service provided by large buses. Additionally, the system would include frequent all-day service, direct routing using fewer stops, transit signal priority, dedicated bus lanes, and off-board fare payments.