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Decorative Crosswalks

Photo of person walking in crosswalk painted with the colors of the rainbow in the shape of piano keys.

Decorative crosswalks are a creative way to showcase streets as places for people to enjoy. They can be used to highlight a community's unique character, indicate a neighborhood gateway, or simply brighten an intersection with colors, textures, or patterns.

Apply today for a decorative crosswalk in your neighborhood!

Click here to review the Decorative Crosswalks Permit specifications and application form.

Once you're ready, send your complete application (with required artwork) to

Paper applications can be mailed to:

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works

Special Event Permit Office

841 North Broadway, Room 501

Milwaukee, WI 53202


Department of Public Works (DPW) staff will review the application and contact you about the application.

Need assistance?

Contact with questions about the program or if you need help filling out an application.

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Contact Infrastructure Services

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

414-286-CITY (2489)