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More La Crosse residents biking

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- Friday is national Bike to Work Day.

Research shows more people in La Crosse are choosing this form of transportation for fun and exercise.

Jackie Eastwood, City Transportation Planner, cited the 2010 census and said the number of people biking doubled in the last 14 years, from around 350 people to more than 700.

Eastwood said, "The city is very much in favor of improving the infrastructure so there are a lot of projects going on, to add bike lanes and shared road markings, trails, so I do know that the city has submitted a couple applications for the next funding round so we could see more in the next three years."

"People are becoming more environmentally conscience, they're being affected by the cost of gasoline and the cost of auto ownership and I think in general because we have a strong health conscious community and a lot of programs going that direction that people are looking at more active transportation to be healthier", said Eastwood.

Eastwood said riding a bike, instead of driving a car, saves about $20.00 a week.

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