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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 […]

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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 […]

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Now & Then: Take a Tour and Stay Warm

You may think that winter is no time for a tour of historic buildings. But there is a way to enjoy old Madison while staying warm. A surprising number of indoor spaces that are open to the public display historic photographs of the city. Some focus on individual buildings while others are panoramas. All of […]

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Can we afford to say “No Thanks?”

While many of us enjoy a lifestyle often named among the best in the country, our neighbors of color continue to face discrimination in multiple forms including education, employment, and the criminal justice system. One area of discrimination is the likelihood of being arrested for marijuana use. African-Americans in Wisconsin are much more likely to […]

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On November 5th, I felt like I did when President George W. Bush won re-election in 2004. My election hang-over lasted several days. But we must continue to advocate for progressive policies that actually help the people of our state. And there are lessons learned that I believe can propel us forward, like advocating for […]

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Serving the people of the 26th Senate District

The 2015-17 session of the Wisconsin State Legislature began on Monday January 5, 2015. The session looks to be a difficult one and the legislature will be facing a number of signifi cant fiscal and policy issues. After four years under the Walker Administration, Wisconsin is 37th in the nation in job growth and is […]

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Shared Values, Creative Partnerships Shaped 2015 Budget

When crafting Dane County’s 2015 budget in challenging economic times and when facing economic uncertainties, I am pleased that in Dane County we kept costs down for taxpayers through collaboration, while protecting important services, quality of life and our communities’ most vulnerable citizens. Working together with our County Board, excellent staff, service agencies and private […]

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Adopt a Block

The City of Madison is happy to partner with Downtown Madison Inc. for a new program called Adopt a Block. The Adopt a Block Program is a partnership opportunity for community groups, businesses, and the City of Madison to make downtown Madison clean, beautiful, and inviting for everyone who lives in or is visiting Madison. […]

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The way we communicate with each other continually evolves. Take this newsletter, for example. When Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. was founded in 1984, a periodic paper newsletter, delivered by mail to each member, was the predominant form of communication among businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups. Now, 30 years later, the effectiveness of this form of […]

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