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Increased bicycle and pedestrian safety goal of La Crosse Police grants

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- The La Crosse Police Department has been awarded two Department of Transportation grants to place additional patrols in the community that focus on Bicycle and Pedestrian laws and safety.  The goals for these grants are to reduce traffic related injuries and death, and improve the safety and coexistence of all modes of transportation.

The La Crosse Police Department will be using high visibility pedestrian and vehicle enforcement in areas of the City that were determined to be areas of concern in the City of La Crosse's 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.They will be using several officers at peak times and locations to enforce pedestrian, bicycle and traffic laws. 

The La Crosse Police Department will be conducting the first 2 of several Pedestrian/ Vehicle High Visibility Enforcement actions.  Times and dates are listed below.

1. Friday, April 4th from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., West Ave.& Vine and Pine Street Area.

2. Monday, April 7th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., West Ave.& Vine and Pine Street Area.
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