Why Do I Need a Car in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?
While Milwaukee does have a public transit system, it is pretty obvious that it needs improvement. Unlike many other cities that offer metro or tram lines, Milwaukee’s public transit is operated solely by buses. In addition, the bus lines don’t cover a number of suburban areas. Unless you are planning or living and working in downtown areas, or working from home, you will definitely need your car with you in Milwaukee.
If you are apprehensive about driving in a completely new city, we have good news – getting around Milwaukee in your own vehicle is pretty easy. The city is located at an intersection of three of Wisconsin’s interstate highways. In addition to this, Milwaukee has two additional, auxiliary interstate highways. These include:
– Interstate 94 (I-94), that enters Milwaukee from the north and continues west, connecting the city to Madison and Chicago;
– Interstate 43 (I-43), that runs from southwest to north, along Lake Michigan;
– Interstate 41 (I-41), that follows I-94 from the state border, and then turns west towards Green Bay;
– Interstate 894 (I-894), which connects the western and southern suburban areas of Milwaukee to Downtown;
– Interstate 794 (I-794), that extends from the Marquette Interchange to Lake Michigan, and then turns south toward the airport.
To see a map of all of Milwaukee’s streets and get directions for your future commutes to and from work, click here.