Cedarburg, WI

Level: honorable_mention
Population Density:

Community Highlights

Cedarburg is designated as an Honorable Mention community due to its impressive sidewalk network and excellent safety education programs. Highlights of Cedarburg’s application include:

  • Cedarburg’s sidewalk network and crossing system are evidence of their dedication to pedestrian travel. This small city has outstanding sidewalk standards that require sidewalks to be at least 5′ wide, level and continuous, and buffered from the street. Sidewalks are present on both sides of 90 percent of arterials and 95 percent of non-arterials, accounting for a total of 100+ sidewalk miles compared to 53.6 roadway miles. Such extensive sidewalks allow for easy pedestrian travel around town and are complemented by excellent crosswalk policies. The City works closely with police to determine suitable crosswalk locations and police are regularly involved in enforcing crosswalk safety.
  • The efforts of Cedarburg to provide safety training for children are outstanding. The City boasts an excellent Safe Routes to School program, but also holds Safety Town and Safety Camp programs for children. Safety Town is a program for entering kindergarteners that has been running for twenty-five years. Three classes a day are offered every year during the two week program that aims to teach children about Safe Routes to School, safe crossing practices, traffic signals, and neighborhood watch. Safety Camp is a one-day refresher course for children in 3rd and 4th grades that is taught to ten classes through the summer. Police work closely with children to review safe walking and bicycling practices, ride to various destinations around town, and attend safety presentati