Modernization

This is an exciting time for Capitol Neighborhoods! After several months of behind the scenes work, we are in the process of rolling out our new website and electronic membership system. This is the culmination of an effort we started over a year ago to explore how to better communicate with our members and the […]

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Metro Transit to discontinue audible turn signals

Madison’s Metro Transit announced Tuesday it would discontinue its audible turn alerts on buses after receiving complaints and hearing more than an hour of public testimony protesting the frequent beeping. The audible turn alert system chirps every time a bus’ turn signal is activated and was installed with the goal of increasing safety. But the […]

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CNI Statement on Madison Metro Audible Turn Signals

Capitol Neighborhoods represents and advocates for those who live, work, and recreate downtown, including working to maintain and improve the quality of life for downtown residents. Several of our residents and neighbors have expressed concerns with the new audible turn signals installed on Madison Metro buses. These audible turn signals have at times caused disruption […]

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Partnerships

Community partnerships are important in many parts of our lives, especially in neighborhood and non-profit organizations where financial resources are limited and the reach of our initiatives extends only so far as our members and volunteers are able to carry them. Partnerships enable us to work together, to maximize and prioritize resources, and to reach […]

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Now & Then — Madison’s Iron Age

Cast iron was a popular building material in the last half of the 19th century. It was inexpensive and could be easily molded or cast into almost any shape, often imitating carved stone. Aesthetically, many contemporary critics dismissed cast iron as vulgar and unrefined. Cast iron has drawbacks, too; it rusts easily and can be […]

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Housing First

While our homeless services system of does a tremendous job of providing shelter, transitional, and permanent supportive housing for our most vulnerable citizens, it is overtaxed and unable to serve everyone. To address this challenge, the City of Madison is pursuing a “Housing First” strategy to help those families and individuals with the greatest needs. […]

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Access to Opportunity Initiative

Dane County is repeatedly ranked as one of the best places to live in America with practically limitless opportunity. However, not all of our residents have access to all our community has to offer. My top priority as County Executive is to work with our entire community to ensure that every single resident has access […]

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Preserve Safe Options for Biking and Walking

Bicycling, walking, and other healthy activates are very popular throughout the state. Safe and accessible bikeways and pedestrian ways are vital to thriving local communities and bicycling is important to Wisconsin’s tourism industry and economy overall. Bicycling produces a $1.9 billion economic impact to the Wisconsin economy and is responsible for more than 13,000 jobs. […]

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Wisconsin’s State Jewel — The Importance Of The UW System

I am proud to be a UW-Madison alumnus and honored to represent a big portion of the UW-Madison campus. I am especially proud that I live in a state that provides my sons with world-class public education opportunities after high school. But Gov. Walker’s recent proposal to cut funding to the UW System by $300 […]

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