In 2021, the City of West Allis adopted a Complete Streets Policy. The policy calls for the City to use Complete Streets principals of design for street projects. This means designing streets 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:
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 street design projects and provide input.
Several key plans created by the City of West Allis establish the vision for the future of our streets and guide new improvements to our transportation network. These plans were developed with a focus on community input.
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.