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Bike Lanes


Milwaukee Department of Public Works has a plan to add new bike lanes as streets are repaved and as grant money allows. The on-street bikeway plan identifies 145 miles of high priority streets for bike lanes; there are over 85 miles of bike lanes completed to date. 

  • Motor vehicles are not permitted to use bike lanes as travel lanes and only allowed to enter bike lanes in the circumstances described in state statute 346.94(12) DRIVING ON BICYCLE LANE OR BICYCLE WAY.
  • No operator of a motor vehicle may drive upon a bicycle lane or bicycle way except to enter a driveway, to merge into a bicycle lane before turning at an intersection, or to enter or leave a parking space located adjacent to the bicycle lane or bicycle way.
  • Persons operating a motor vehicle upon a bicycle lane or bicycle way shall yield the right−of−way to all bicycles and electric personal assistive mobility devices within the bicycle lane or bicycle way.