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ABOUT US

MilWALKee Walks (MKE Walks) is dedicated to promoting walking and pedestrian infrastructure in Milwaukee. We train and mobilize Milwaukeeans to advocate for safe, accessible, and equitable walking environments in neighborhoods across Milwaukee. We aim to empower those most directly impacted by traffic collisions and educate local policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities.

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OUR VISION

MilWALKee Walks (MKE WALKS)
is a pedestrian advocacy program housed 
within the Wisconsin Bike Fed.

MKE Walks envisions Milwaukee as
a dynamic city in which the pedestrian experience
is embraced as a convenient 
and safe transportation option, great for exercise, or fun.
 
We envision all residents and visitors of all ages, ethnicities, incomes, and abilities are able to walk
or move safely through Milwaukee neighborhoods.

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OUR COMMITMENT

To train and mobilize people to navigate City systems in order to win safe and accessible pedestrian environments that produce equitable outcomes

for people in Milwaukee.

 

To support City projects, policies, and budgets

that promote safe and accessible pedestrian environments that produce equitable outcomes

for people in Milwaukee.

To educate policymakers concerning the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities; and to partner

and invest resources into communities most impacted by our City's broken transportation system

to reimagine public space and movement. 

OUR TEAM

The Wisconsin Bike Fed hosts the MKE Walks program. Bike Fed staff partners with residents and organizations to establish shared value around pedestrian safety; collaborating on solutions that encourage, educate, and empower one another for real change. Contact us for more details on the MKE WALKS PROGRAM MANAGER POSITION!

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING
AN MKE WALKS PROGRAM MANAGER!

MKE WALK CULTURE AMBASSADORS

Say hello to Felice and Leroy our new MKE Walks––Walk Culture Ambassadors. Together they reflect both the wisdom and youthful energy that spark genuine movements for real change. They both conduct pedestrian safety demonstrations in their neighborhoods, train, and welcome other neighbors to join them, and will be further developing our pedestrian advocacy 101 courses, Pedestrian Power Hour Walkshops for neighborhood residents. Our goal with Felice and Leroy is to provide resources for them to curate their own culturally competent pedestrian advocacy education, and resources to reach as many people as possible.

Felice Green

I have decided to become a Walk Culture Ambassador in the Sherman Park community because I am a walker and biker and pedestrian safety is very important to me. As an Ambassador I will increase public awareness about pedestrian safety and remind drivers to slow down and stop for pedestrians and share the road with bicyclists. 

Leroy Hope

Hi, I'm Leroy a long-time south side Milwaukee resident and a current UW-Madison student home for the summer. I decided to become a walk culture ambassador because I have witnessed firsthand how simply walking or riding your bike in the city can become dangerous for people. This is why I have participated in numerous crosswalk actions in the past and will continue to do them this summer because I believe this can truly make a difference.

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