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City and County partner to limit traffic on some streets for bikes, pedestrians

Published May 8, 2020

On late Friday - after numerous other cities around the country limited traffic on some streets to make room for pedestrians and bikes - the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County announced the Active Streets initiative to, "provide additional temporary recreation spaces for people to safely engage in physical activities such as walking, biking, or running," during the pandemic.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns for a second straight year

Published Jan. 17, 2020

Representatives from 17 Brew City museums were on hand Friday morning to launch the second annual installment of Milwaukee Museum Week, which kicks off Saturday, Jan. 18 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26.

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Mayor unveils new renderings of Vel R. Phillips streetcar plaza

Published May 14, 2019

As part of a plan to extend The Hop streetcar up to the Wisconsin Center convention facility on Wisconsin Avenue (and then further north), Mayor Tom Barrett today officially announced a plan to build a streetcar plaza on the corner of North Vel R. Phillips and West Wisconsin Avenues.

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National ranking fetes Milwaukee's Complete Streets policy

Published May 9, 2019

In a ranking of the best Complete Streets Policies of 2018, the non-profit, non-partisan National Complete Streets Coalition placed Milwaukee third, noting that, "Milwaukee's policy earned 60 points - it's a solid policy with all of the basics."

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MKE Urban Stables prepares to break ground in Bay View

Published April 25, 2019

MKE Urban Stables, reportedly the first facility in the country to augment a police mounted patrol headquarters with equine-assisted therapy and community engagement programs, will break ground with a ceremony on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

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MPS, City of Milwaukee, Bucks launch Mentor Greater MKE

Published Jan. 9, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks, City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) have officially launched a first-of-its-kind partnership - MENTOR Greater Milwaukee - to provide support to mentor organizations and programs across the city and to help meet the demand for quality mentors in Milwaukee.

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MPL issues RFP for mixed-use Capitol Library replacement

Published Jan. 2, 2019

With just a couple days left in 2018, the Milwaukee Public Library issued a Request for Proposals from potential partners to create a mixed-use development to replace the current Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St.