EPA Looks To Madison As Leader On Lead Pipe Issue

You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. But the impact of lead in drinking water can be devastating. “Lead is a hidden contaminant,” says Madison Water Utility water quality manager Joe Grande. “There’s a growing concern in the water industry … that we’ve been talking about lead for two decades now, and little has […]

Megan Christiansen – A Life Well Lived

Our friend and neighbor, Megan Christiansen, passed away on October 15th after a two year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Megan was an asset to our neighborhood who readily contributed her time and talents. For many years Megan was the treasurer of CNI. Bert Stitt, past president of CNI, shared, “It was Megan’s astute and dedicated […]

Saving Madison From Salt

From the Madison Water Utility It doesn’t look like much – a sparse basement conference room filled with folding tables and guys in sweatshirts and baseball caps quietly taking notes. But organizers say that this – one of the first road salt application training classes ever held in Madison – is about as important as […]

New Residential Water Conservation Rate In Effect

From the Madison Water Utility For the first time ever, Madison Water Utility is implementing a conservation rate for our residential customers (people living in single-family homes and duplexes). The change makes Madison the largest city in Wisconsin to offer a residential water rate that rewards conservation. The new rate goes into effect today (9/29/2015), […]

Is Madison’s Water Supply Sustainable?

By the Madison Water Utility It’s not common knowledge that Madison, often called the City of Four Lakes, actually gets its drinking water from an aquifer. The vast deposit of saturated sandstone sits hundreds of feet below Madison, providing the city with more than 10 billion gallons of water every year. “It’s a resource that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Madison B-cycle Sees Record Ridership in 2014

28% increase highlights B-cycle’s Annual Report Madison B-cycle, the city’s bike sharing system, saw record ridership in 2014. According to Madison B-cycle’s 2014 Annual Report, ridership increased by 28% over 2013. B-cycle closed their fourth season with 104,274 total trips and 39 stations in operation. More than 315 signature red bikes covered over 219,000 miles throughout […]

Metro Transit Update: Audible Turn Signals

As part of its continuous efforts to improve safety, Metro has installed audible turn signals on buses. When signaling a turn in traffic or pulling into a stop, buses make an audible chirp. These audible chirps are part of a number of safety improvements Metro has made throughout the past few years in response to […]