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Bicycle Facilities and Trails

The City of Milwaukee has over 85 miles of bike lanes, including buffered lanes, green bike lanes and shared lane markings. The City also has miles of paved trails for bike use including the Hank Aaron State Trail, the Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail and the City's Beerline B Trail. Below you'll find ways Milwaukee is improving biking throughout the City!

Bicycle Facilities and Trails

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Bike Lanes

Milwaukee Department of Public Works has a comprehensive network of bike lanes and routes for Milwaukee residents to use and enjoy.

Bridge Plating

Plating makes crossing bridges with open metal decking safer for bicyclists.

Buffered Bike Lanes

A buffered bike lane is similar to a regular bike lane, but also includes a marked buffer between the bike lane and adjacent travel lanes.

Green Bike Lanes

Green bike lanes are pavement markings used to highlight locations where motorists frequently merge across or turn across a bike lane. To draw attention and increase safety at these locations, bike lanes are colored green to alert motorists that they must yield to thru bicyclists.

Protected Bicycle Lanes

Protected bicycle lanes use physical dividers to separate people bicycling from people driving and walking. These exclusive bicycle lanes combine the user experience of a trail with the on-street design of a traditional bicycle lane.

Shared Lane Markings

Shared Lane Marking (sometimes called sharrows) are street markings that are installed in a few locations on Milwaukee streets as an awareness tool for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.


Along with miles of bike lanes, Milwaukee has numerous off-street bike paths that run throughout the city including the Beerline Trail, KK River Trail and the Oak Leaf Trail.

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