New Survey Added to The City of La Crosse’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
La Crosse, WI (October 2023): The City of La Crosse’s Forward La Crosse Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is adding a new survey at forwardlacrosse.org. The survey allows respondents to answer questions about walking only, biking only, or both walking and biking and hopes to identify prioritized destinations, identify barriers to increasing pedestrian and cyclist participation, inquire about ways to enhance walking convenience, and request respondents to evaluate visual representations of various infrastructure. Infrastructure evaluations include sidewalks adjacent to the road, 6′ sidewalks with a buffer from car traffic, 10′ shared use paths separated from vehicles by a buffer and shared with cyclists, 10′ sidewalks along commercial roads buffered from traffic by a parking lane, and more.
To date, 135 participants have contributed 682 suggestions and comments on the public input map, pinpointing areas where improvements are required to enhance walking and bicycling. In-person opportunities are also on the horizon, with multiple open houses coming up at the beginning of November. During these open houses, the public will have the chance to share their personal experience with biking and walking in La Crosse, providing insight and identifying strategies to improve safety and comfort for active transportation users.
Open House South: Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
When: Monday, Nov 6th, from 4:30-7:30 pm (drop in)
Where: South Side Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th St S, La Crosse, WI
Open House North: Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
When: Tuesday, Nov 7th | Two sessions: 10am – 12pm and 4:30 – 7pm (drop in)
Where: Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI.
The campaign’s objective is to revise the City’s 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, aiming to enhance bicycle and pedestrian transportation infrastructure and education across the City of La Crosse.