This week, Madison officials revealed a new initiative aimed to keep the downtown area safe. Public Health Madison + Dane County is spearheading the Isthmus Safety Initiative which predominately covers the State Street area.
This initiative will consist of the following implementations:
Staff training | Staff from State Street businesses are invited to partake in a free training course that will teach prevention, de-escalation, and intervention techniques.
Safety Navigators | Safety Navigators will patrol State Street on foot to serve as a visual safety resource. They will offer guidance to visitors, first-aid resources, and accompaniment to those looking for a safe walking escort to nearby destinations.
Lighting | The Buckeye parking lot that connects West Gorham Street to West Gilman Street will be getting more lighting to increase visibility.