Bicycling and walking play an important role in moving people in Wisconsin, many of whom rely on or choose these forms of travel for their main means of transportation. According to a
WisDOT statewide survey, nearly 8% of all trips were being completed by bicycling and walking. This does not include those trips where walking augmented another mode of transportation like bus or car travel, such as walking from a parked car to a place of work.
Although these forms of travel generally account for shorter urban or community-based trips, their contribution to a quality and diverse transportation system has received a considerable amount of attention lately. WisDOT has
approved a state bicycle plan and
a state pedestrian
plan. All 14 metropolitan areas in Wisconsin have their own bicycle and pedestrian plans.
safety and pedestrian safety
have been high priorities for WisDOT since the 1970s. Now, WisDOT is expanding its focus and is committed to considering the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians as roadway improvements are made.
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Last modified: September 24, 2012