Wisconsin Bike to Work Week kicks off

NOW: Wisconsin Bike to Work Week kicks off

You'll likely see more bicycles on the road this week in Milwaukee and throughout the state.

Mayor Tom Barrett and a couple of aldermen kicked off Wisconsin Bike Week by peddling from various parts of the city to Red Arrow Park Monday morning.

This 'Bike to Work' event draws attention to the many ways Milwaukee is becoming more bike-friendly.

"In 2001 the city of Milwaukee had bike lanes on Prospect and Farewell only. The city of Milwaukee, I am proud to say now has over 112 miles of bike lanes including a raised bike lane, bike-friendly lift bridges, and numerous catalytic projects like the marsupial bridge, the KK River Trail, and the Beer-line trail," Mayor Tom Barrett said.

Bublr Bikes was a part of the kick-off.

Mayor Barrett says the bike-sharing company will be expanding and adding more stations this summer.

The city will also be creating a "Bike Boulevard" in Riverwest thanks to a transportation-related grant. 

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