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Milwaukee Bike/Walk Sign Plan

Two people looking at Oak Leaf Trail Sign
Photo courtesy Milwaukee County Parks

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks are creating a sign plan to help people biking and walking navigate the City’s bike network and the Oak Leaf Trail. The Milwaukee Bike/Walk Sign Plan will result in a unified design for wayfinding signs and sign plans for 15 miles of high-priority routes.

The final plan will be completed by April 2020. The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks are committed to seeking funding to install wayfinding signs recommended by the plan.

The City has contracted with Toole Design, a planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Staff from the Madison, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota offices will prepare the plan.

Click here for the project information flyer. (Español)

Public Engagement

Come see the sign designs! DPW and Milwaukee County Parks are hosting a public open house meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, to reveal the new wayfinding signs for people biking and walking. Attendees will also learn how signs will be placed along streets and trails and how destinations on signs will be chosen. Residents will have the opportunity to provide input on sign design preferences, placement, and destinations that should be on signs.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Open house format with a brief presentation at 5:30 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center – Community Room
1531 West Vliet Street

Click here for the meeting flyer. (Español)

King Community Center is an accessible facility. Reasonable accommodations, of an auxiliary aid or service required due to a disability, for a City of Milwaukee event will be provided upon request. Contact the City of Milwaukee ADA Coordinator, 414-286-3475 or adacoordinator@milwaukee.gov as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

Past Public Engagement

The kickoff workshop was held Tuesday, August 13, at Atkinson Public Library. Workshop materials are below.

PowerPoint Presentation
Display Boards

The project team will conduct ongoing public engagement throughout the duration of the project, including surveys and additional public meetings. Check this website for updates, including meeting information, or sign up for the City's bike and pedestrian e-notify service to receive emails about this and other bike and pedestrian projects.

Contact bikewalk@milwaukee.gov with questions or comments about this project.

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Contact Infrastructure Services

Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building 
841 North Broadway, Room 701 
Milwaukee, WI 53202

414-286-CITY (2489)