A proposal to increase bike lanes in Wauwatosa from the current one mile of markings to an eventual 43 miles of markings will be finalized in city committees next month, Wauwatosa Now is reporting.
The plans that are being developed would place a long-term emphasis in increasing the number of people who bike and walk to work, the newspaper is reporting.
The analysis of the city’s existing bike and pedestrian facilities began in 2012, according to the city’s website. The analysis is also making recommendations for the future.
“Walking and bicycling are affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly ways of getting around,” the website states. “Many Wauwatosa residents already regularly walk or bicycle for transportation, exercise or just for fun.
“However, to make walking and bicycling appealing and accessible to more people, improvements should be made to the City’s walkway and bikeway network. This plan will provide a path for the City to follow as it works with limited resources to provide safe and accessible transportation options to Wauwatosa residents.”