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Mayor Barrett kicks off Wisconsin Bike Week by riding to work

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Wisconsin Bike Week kicked off Monday morning.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett biked to work with dozens of people to mark the beginning of the week.

The week is meant to encourage healthy living and promote sustainability.

Barrett said the city is looking to install 26 more Bublr Bike stations across the city. Currently, there are 87 stations. He's also hoping to expand bike boulevards, separating bike lanes from traffic across area neighborhoods. 

"There is a tremendous amount of work going on to make this a bike friendly city," Barrett said. "There are obviously many, many benefits to it. There are community benefits to it, and I think it brings the city closer together." 

Several members of the city’s Common Council also biked to work on Monday.

A full list of the week's events can be found here.

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