Earlier this month, we asked our readers: What is the city of Madison missing?
From enhanced pedestrian infrastructure + new outdoor venues to state-of-the-art public transportation and even more drinking establishments, Madisonians know what they want for our city. Here’s what we found.
🚆 You’re ready to travel at light speed
“A light rail system that allows me to commute into Madison from communities outside Madison ie Sun Prairie, Lodi, Deforest, Verona.” — Reader Tammy A.
“Madison is missing a light rail from Minneapolis to Chicago. It was talked about years ago, with some promise. I wish the idea would be reconsidered.” — Reader Bree B.
“This is crazy but not as much as many people think [...] Very expensive, but an investment in light rail could enable a huge number of residents to commute more sustainably and cheaply. " — Reader David D.
🏗️ Plus open a handful of new businesses
“An open-air concert pavilion with a permanent stage, shell, several thousand sheltered seats, and additional grounds for lawn seating.” — Reader Casey O.
“A converter belt sushi restaurant.” — Reader Sara B.
“A cat cafe!” — Reader Kaley G.
“A classic Jewish deli. Think East-coast, pastrami, the whole works.” — Reader Paige A.
“A full mocktail bar open near downtown.” — Reader Corrin P.
🏖️ And live life on the lake
“We have views for days but very few waterfront dining options. I want a patio right off of the lake, maybe a rooftop choice, and a winter solarium?? We just need more!” — Reader Haley H.
“With as much water as we have around here, why can’t we have more restaurants on the water??? That’s crazy.” — Reader Linda V.
“A bike route around Lake Mendota and a frozen yogurt shop!” — Reader Danny S.
Did we miss something big? Let us know, we’re still listening.