Transportation Planning Board

bicycle transportation plan

The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board – An MPO is pleased to present the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County.

Bicycle Transportation Plan logo

Bicycle Transportation Plan Executive Summary

Bicycle Transportation Plan Full Report

Selected Maps

What is the Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County?

The Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area and Dane County is a comprehensive bicycle plan to serve as a blueprint for continuing to improve bicycling conditions and increase bicycling levels throughout Dane County. The planning horizon is 2050. It provides a framework for cooperation between state agencies, Dane County, and local governments in planning for and developing bicycle facilities and programs. It is intended to educate citizens and policy makers on bicycle transportation issues and the needs of bicyclists as well as present resources for planning, designing, and maintaining bicycle facilities. The plan is a component of the MPO's regional transportation plan.

Bicyclist riding on downtown path

For questions about the Bicycle Transportation Plan, please email Bill Holloway.

Defining the Madison Area Low-Stress Bicycle Network and Using it to Build a Better Regional Network

Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) is an objective, data-driven approach to evaluating traffic-related stress on bicycle routes based on roadway design, traffic volumes, traffic speeds, and other factors. This report details the methodology behind the LTS rating system and how it is being used to provide better biking directions, measure accessibility, and identify gaps and barriers in the low-stress bike network.

Low-Stress Bicycle Network Report


Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Study

This study identifies the common features of bicycle and pedestrian crashes to guide safety improvement efforts, measure the change in bicycle safety since the City of Madison’s 1992 bicycle crash study, and set a benchmark for future safety performance measurement in the Madison metropolitan area and Dane County.

Executive Summary

Full Report

Maps for Bicyclists

Click here for a list of bicycle maps and resources, including the Dane County Bicycle Map.