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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

Kickoff Workshop

The kickoff workshop was held Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Atkinson Public Library. Workshop materials are below.

PowerPoint Presentation
Display Boards

Second Public Meeting

The second public meeting to reveal the sign designs was held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Meeting materials are below.

PowerPoint Presentation
Display Boards

Priority Route Maps and Destination Heirarchy:
Fratney and Wright Bike Boulevards and Beerline Trail
Lakefront Route
Milwaukee River Line and Lincoln Creek Route
Kinnickinnic River Trail and Washington/Scott Bike Boulevard

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 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)