A $25,000 grant will help the University of Wisconsin and Madison police departments crack down on bike and pedestrian safety violations on campus, according to a release.
The grant will help cover specialized training for officers and increased pedestrian safety enforcement, officials said. Classroom and hands-on field training will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at UWPD.
After the training, UWPD and MPD officers will deploy to specific areas and intersections in Madison with significant pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic concerns, according to the release. Officers will be paying especially close attention to motorists who don’t yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
UWPD will also focus on bicyclists who aren’t following the rules of the road, authorities said. Warnings and citations will be issued to motorists and cyclists.