Complete Streets Policy
In 2021, the City of West Allis adopted a Complete Streets Policy. The policy calls for the City to incorporate Complete Streets principals of design into street projects and improvements. This means designing the public way for the needs of all users, of all ages and abilities, and for all forms of transportation. Read the full policy here (PDF).
The policy requires an annual report to be shared with the subcommittee, elected officials, and the public to report on the implementation progress. Read the Complete Streets Annual Reports here:
Complete Streets Subcommittee
To oversee the policy’s implementation, the City established the Complete Streets Subcommittee of the Capital Improvements Committee. The Complete Streets Subcommittee meets twice per year and includes elected officials, City staff, and neighborhood representatives. The subcommittee's key task is to review the year's proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) street design projects and provide input.
West Allis Bike & Ped Plan
In 2008, the City of West Allis collaborated with the Wisconsin Bike Fed to create the West Allis Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the city. This document serves as a blueprint for the continuous improvement of walking and biking networks throughout West Allis. Read the plan and review other key documents here:
- West Allis Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF)
- West Allis Bike Map (PDF)
- Proposed West Allis Bike Network Map (PDF)
The City is looking to update the Bike & Ped Plan in the near future.
New Complete Streets projects and plans to improve the City's transportation network for people walking, biking, and taking transit are always in the works. Here are a few key projects happening now:
- Beloit Road Reconstruction project
- In 2023, the City will rebuild W. Beloit Rd. from S. 60th St. to W. Lincoln Ave. The project includes adding bike lanes, crosswalks, and redesigning intersections with improvements like bump-outs and ADA accessible curb ramps.
- Downtown Pedestrian Improvement Project
- By summer 2023, West Allis will install paint-and-post curb extensions and high visibility crosswalks along W. Greenfield Ave. through the City's downtown. These quick-build projects have a big impact. The improvements will promote safer driving behavior by preventing passing on the right and visually narrowing travel lanes, while creating a safer pedestrian environment by shortening crossing distances, enhancing visibility, and allowing more space for walking. This project allows the City to test changes before adopting more permanent solutions when the street is rebuilt in the coming years.
- Lincoln Ave Reconstruction Project
- In 2025, the City and WisDOT will rebuild W. Lincoln Ave. from S. 93rd St. to S. 97th St. Planning for the project is ongoing.
- Powerline Trail study
- Alongside Milwaukee, St. Francis, and Greenfield, the City of West Allis applied for a grant funding to study the extension of the Powerline Trail North to the Hank Aaron State Trail and East to Lake Michigan. Find out more about the Powerline Trail here.