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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Active Streets on Root River Parkway

Illustration of City street with text reading Milwaukee Active Streets

Active Streets is a partnership between the City of West Allis and Milwaukee County Parks to open up outdoor space. On Active Streets you can expect to see people walking, running, biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding - all while social distancing of course! Active Streets are closed to through traffic but still accessible for anyone who lives or works on the street. Visit our Active Streets on Root River Parkway!

Active Streets Root River Parkway Map

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can walk, bike, run, or wheel in the street for exercise, especially when sidewalks become crowded.
  • Active Streets will be blocked off with barricades at key locations. The barricades will be placed so residents that live on the streets can access their homes, but will be closed to through traffic.
  • This project will likely remain until the weather starts to cool down, so about end of October or whenever the City and County decide to remove the barricades.
  • Do not play games, gather in large groups, or come into close contact with people who do not live in the same house as you. 
  • Stay at least six feet away from anyone who does not live in the same house as you.
  • If you can, wear a cloth covering over your mouth and nose - #MaskUpWestAllis!
  • If you have to drive on the parkway to access your frontage road, drive slowly and watch for people in the street.
  • Emergency vehicles can drive and park on the street.
  • City and County employees will visit the locations every day and make changes to barricades as needed. 

Learn more from Milwaukee County Parks, and get out and safely enjoy your Active Streets!


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