Readers are passionate about the future of State Street. This collection includes more than two dozen letters to the editor responding to the State Journal's Jan. 24 editorial, “Transform State St. into promenade.” Only one reader sent us a letter to the editor that was critical of this idea.
We urge others to have their say. Just send about 200 words to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include your address and phone number for verification purposes. You also can submit a letter online at go.madison.com/LetterToEditor.
Taking buses and cabs off Madison’s signature street this spring would provide more space for shops and restaurants to move outside, where it’s safer for customers during the pandemic. Trying out the concept of a pedestrian mall also could lead to additional ideas for bringing back Madison’s struggling Downtown.