Earlier this month, Madison became one of three cities in the country to get financial support from the Environmental Protection Agency, to fund greener, healthy neighborhoods.
Madison will use the funds to improve pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the city's historic Triangle Neighborhood, located just southwest of downtown. Bordered by Regent, W. Washington, and Park Street, the Triangle Neighborhood was once home to Madison's thriving Italian immigrant neighborhood.
In addition, Madison officials will use the EPA's support to improve "green infrastructure" in the area, such as adding new trees and rain gardens. According to the article reported in the Badger Herald, the Triangle Neighborhood "will be receiving assistance to make it easier for residents to access transit to get to green spaces and Monona Bay. This program could also help improve water quality in the bay."
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