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.
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.
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.
MKE WALK CULTURE AMBASSADORS
Say hello to Felice and Kim, our new MKE Walks––Walk Culture Ambassadors. They reflect both the wisdom that sparks genuine movements for real change. They 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 is to provide resources for them to curate their own culturally competent pedestrian advocacy education, and resources to reach as many people as possible.
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.
Kimberly is our new Walk Culture Ambassador. She is an active resident of the Amani neighborhood, and we are thrilled to work with her!
MKE WALKS INTERN
I am originally from Northern Colorado, and now go to college in Appleton, studying international relations. Having grown up in a bike community, working with the Bike Fed and MilWALKee Walks is both an opportunity to do something familiar and learn something new. I'm looking forward to learning about and working for bikeable and walkable communities in a new city!
MKE WALKS PROGRAM MANAGER
In her previous home of Madison, WI, Marybeth was involved in safe streets advocacy and community organizing. She’s excited to be a part of making Milwaukee safer for everyone who walks and rolls. While she loves to bike camp and get around on two wheels, you can mostly catch her getting around Milwaukee on an MCTS bus or by foot. Want to talk walking and safety in your neighborhood? Reach out and let’s chat!