La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- An open-to-the-public workshop was held today to plan for a series of new bike trails in La Crosse.
Those who attended rode out onto La Crosse's current bike paths; then met to discuss issues and concerns. The idea is to fill in 'gaps' around the city by adding new bike lanes and paths. That's supposed to make La Crosse more accessible for cyclists.
The last time La Crosse bicyclists got together like this was 1976, so they say an update is needed.
"There's a number of people who would like to be able to bike but they don't feel comfortable, they don't feel safe," said John LaPlante, a traffic engineer. "So if we can get a system that feels safe and they know where they're going and there is signing that says this is the bike trail to the river of the campus, then people feel safe and we get them out of their cars."
On Monday there will be a 'pedestrian' workshop. A planning team will meet with locals to discuss possible new walkways around La Crosse.
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