Help plan the city of Madison’s future right now with new interactive online map

Changes are coming in Madison. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

The City of Madison is in Phase 1 of implementing Madison on Track 2045, a comprehensive plan that will determine city planning and decision making for the next two decades.

What does that mean for you, Madison residents? We’ve got the scoop here:

Make your voice heard

Madison On Track map
The interactive map has already had dozens of submissions. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Phase 1 of the plan, the “Discovery” phase, is largely focused on community analysis, which means that city leaders want you to tell them what Madison needs. How?

One tool you have access to is an interactive web map application that allows you to pinpoint what you think the city is lacking. Dozens of assets and opportunities have already been highlighted and added to the map, with suggestions including:

  • better sidewalks and pedestrian access
  • bike paths and multi-use paths along existing roads
  • multi-use spaces
  • more public parks
  • more lanes at public swimming pools
  • new and/or improved access to existing green spaces and greenways
  • road improvements

Project timeline

The plan has been broken into five distinct phases:

  • Phase 1 (ongoing): Discovering Madison
  • Phase 2 (Spring 2022): Community analysis + profile
  • Phase 3 (Summer 2022): Visioning + concept plan development
  • Phase 4 (Fall/Winter 2022): Drafting the comprehensive plan
  • Phase 5 (Winter 2023): Adoption + implementation

Here’s what you can expect in the next few months:

  • Late Spring 2022: Community profile released
  • Summer 2022: Online survey rolls out
  • Summer 2022: Planning week to take place

To catch up on all that has happened thus far, view the slideshow or the recording from the Madison on Track 2045 kick-off public workshop on February 2.

Improvements in all areas of life

The plan will focus on six key elements of life in Madison:

  • economics
  • growth
  • housing
  • land use
  • mobility
  • recreation

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