Milwaukee Mayor Kicks off Wisconsin Bike Week

To kick off Wisconsin Bike Week, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett along with several aldermen rode their bicycles to work this morning. 

The mayor also announced a new goal to make Milwaukee a more bike friendly city.

Mayor Barrett said Bubbler Bikes have helped the city become bike friendly.

He is hoping they'll continue to help, as a city tries to become one of the most friendly bike cities in the entire country.

With hundreds of bicycles at nearly 40 stations throughout the city, Bubbler Bikes has been encouraging both residents and visitors to enjoy the area on two wheels.

"It's about creating comfortable places for people to ride. And the more and more we create comfortable places we're going to inspire more people use this as a choice"

Executive director Kevin Hartman says the company will be adding  10 more locations by the end of the year and also expand to the suburbs Of Wauwatosa and Shorewood

"We are envisioning with bubbler original system"

It's something Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is happy to hear.

He's been working hard over the past couple of years with City leaders to improve the Milwaukee’s ranking of a bronze award city from the American League of bicyclists to silver or gold. 

After talking about it we have decided to go past the gold and go right to the platinum"

Some of the challenges will include creating bike lanes on city streets, better connect the  city to  trails, dedicate space in neighborhoods specifically for bicyclist such as greenways.

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