No idea is too stupid for Madison WI
Give the City of Madison credit (and a generous bar tab). The Emerald City is always experimenting. Streets in two neighborhoods will test lower traffic speed limits — 20 mph, down from 25 mph. The City is also closing portions of other streets to encourage pedestrians and bicycles.
Being Madison, the city’s pedestrian bicycle administrator (does YOUR town have one?) lamented that last year’s street closures ended up being in “Whiter, weathier neighborhoods.” This time, the city will use Equity (we capitalize this holy term) as a “core consideration.”
The Werkes sent its undocumented immigrant (and unpaid) intern to flag down rush hour traffic on the South Beltline to ask:
What Equity experiments the city should attempt next?
“Bring back the Red Light District at King and Main to revitalize the Downtown.”
“There’s too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.”
“Could we set up a crime-free zone somewhere in town? Drive 35 mph just don’t steal my car.”
“Set up a cop-free Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone from Whitney Way to Stoughton Road. It seems to work in Seattle.”
“Madison should secede from the U.S., learn Spanish and annex to Cuba.”
“Charge parents in court with the same crimes as their delinquent kids.”