Category Archives: Bike facilities

10,000 for 20by2020

No matter where you live in Wisconsin, we are blessed with many great places to ride a bicycle. It is the mission of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to improve conditions for bicycling statewide, but often that means working at … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s 3rd Bike Corral

The owners of Cafe Hollander on Downer Avenue installed Milwaukee’s third bike corral today.  The first was installed by Alterra Coffee on Propect Ave.  The second was installed by the Nomad World Pub on Warren and Brady Streets.  So far … Continue reading

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Put a bike path on the Hoan and the world won’t stop turning

The current maintenance work that has one northbound and two southbound lanes shut down on the Hoan Bridge is just a band-aid to keep it open until it is re-decked in 2013. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported that the “Hoan Bridge is poised … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s Second Bike Corral

With typical Milwaukee modesty, the owner of Nomad World Pub installed the City’s second on-street bike corral yesterday.  There was no ribbon cutting, speech or fanfare, just an awesome new Kojak approved spot to park your bike when you go out … Continue reading

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Chicago PD ticket Scrochers and Scofflaws

According to a news story in the Tribune, last week Tuesday Chicago police headed what I would call a Three E’ Blitz to stop cyclists from running red lights and blocking crosswalks at the intersection of Kinzie, Des Plaines and Milwaukee.  That location was chosen … Continue reading

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Clybourn Bridge Now Bicycle Friendly

Yesterday, with no fanfare, the Milwaukee Department of Public Works re-opened the Clybourn Street lift bridge, which now includes bicycle-friendly plates on the north side of the open metal grate deck.  People no longer need fear riding across the once slippery metal decking on this important one-way connection west … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Protected Bike Lane is Now Protected

CDOT installed the flexible bollards on the Kinzie Street protected bike lane in Chicago. The photo below by Brandon Souba comes from Steven Vance’s blog Steven Can Plan.  You can see the design is very similar to the protected bike … Continue reading

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