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Updates To Stay Safe Section[edit]

I've updated the stay safe section to a more "paragraph & bullets" layout.


  • I added a description of the Fifth Ward - Feel free to add more.
  • I've provided more accurate boundaries for the north-west side. The worst neighboorhood stretches not from North to Center & 11th to 25th, but rather from North to Capitol (just before the Greefield border), and MLK to Sherman Ave (out by Washington High School). People mistakingly drive through these neighborhoods (or just as far as the edge of Riverwest) and observe well-kept homes (originally housing polish and german communities) or buisnessesand get the mistaken impression that the neigbordhoods are more hospitable than they are - They are not. Simply taking a detour off the main roads will show you that.
    • You are completely full of it. I've lived between MLK and Sherman most of my life and have never had any problems. On top of which, (get ready for this...) I'm white. It's because of idiots like you that Milwaukee has its (undeserved) negative reputation. Worst of all, you probably don't even live in Milwaukee. You probably live in Brookfield (or whatever the suburb-of-the-moment is now) and just tell everyone you're from Milwaukee. Either way, don't drag the good name of the people in my community through the dirt because of your irrational fear of them.-- 08:41, 13 July 2007 (EDT)
  • I've also removed the note that said "As a general rule, if there are people out and around you shouldn't have problems". Anyone who lives or works on the north west-side can tell you that this area is dangerous regardless of the time or day. You situation depends more on where you walk into and less about what time of day it is. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 18:55, 11 March 2007

I am not from Milwaukee and have never been. I am just amazed at how childish and argumentative this page is, considering that it's attached to a tourism guide. No one here argued like normal residents (who has the best burger, what band is best locally, which scenic valley is best for walking/hiking), all I hear is "I'm white and it's not dangerous", or "I'm not white and I'm not dangerous". No wonder plane fares to this city are on sale for $49 (one-way only of course). What about Food, and cabins, and mixing, and hot places to go for single and married people,.. Is anyone here going to talk about that, or just create political pollution bickering abt the same petty social issues that EVERY city deals with? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)


according to wikipedia, milwaukee is the 23rd largest city in the u.s. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 18:02, 5 July 2006

By plane[edit]

Wow, whomever wrote this article hasn't gotten out much. "Like many European cities, Milwaukee's airport is connected by rail." Um, no, not like European cities. In European cities you can walk off of your plane and into the train station (where a train will be by every 5 to 15 minutes). Here, you have to find a shuttle bus, wait, get to the platform, oh, and then wait for one of 7 daily runs. Not in anyway convenient or reliable. In fact, I can't imagine anyone uses the Amtrak station at the airport to go from the airport to downtown. More like, they use it to go to and from Chicago without having to drive downtown to board. If someone relied on your statements they'd be very confused and very inconvenienced. Nothing like a European city.

Also, why do you mention that every restaurant, or wine choice, is expensive? No offense, but you sound like a hick.

Now, abuse isn't useful. Please do plunge forward and improve the article yourself. Ack, I can't resist: as the subject of the sentence, it's "whoever," not "whomever." --Peter Talk 17:10, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

Hoping to remove it from "work on" list[edit]

Worked on pretty much all sections. 3 things to help the article: district explanation in Understand, map, and more pics! Good luck, Milwaukee!Zepppep 14:52, 1 December 2009 (EST)

Yes, the article no longer appears on Category:Articles needing attention! Zepppep 14:54, 1 December 2009 (EST)

Bus Table / Formatting[edit]

The bus table isn't a problem on this page. Despite the wikitravel policy fear of html due to it being unmanageable this table has been kept up to date. Why remove it? Moreover other formating + sections need work. --Cire 10:45, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

It has nothing to do with fear of HTML and everything to do with why the details of bus travel among these three cities is important enough to get its own big table. LtPowers 21:12, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
Because its a lot of information--due to many different services, otherwise there is no overview. The number of buses (about 1000 seats between Milwaukee and Chicago each way every day) proves it an important and common form of transportation. Unlike air travel there are no other resources to look up this information. These are the only nearby major cities (hence it making more sense in the case of Chicago). --Cire 14:51, 31 March 2011 (EDT)
Of course it's common and important, but all the information in the table can be (and mostly is) explained in the individual bus company listings directly above. We don't need to present the same data twice. LtPowers 08:25, 1 April 2011 (EDT)