City of Merrill
Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan


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Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their journey. All roads except USH 51 in Merrill are open to bicycle and pedestrian travel.

Are you comfortable walking or biking in Merrill?

Where do you bike, and where would you like it to be safer to bike?

Is the route safe to walk? What needs to change to provide the space for both vehicles and pedestrians?

The Merrill Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan will answer the above questions. The plan will include:

  1. An inventory of bicycling conditions and sidewalks, bicycle and pedestrian crashes with vehicles, and bicycle and pedestrian use areas. Researching where crashes occured will show where some problem areas exist. Other problem locations will be found through analysis of the bicycling conditions on each major road.

  2. Locations of potential bicycle routes and recommendations for roadway improvements. Maps will show where people are riding and where they plan to ride when it is safer to do so. Recommendation may include bicycle lanes in high traffic areas, and possibly no change along roads used more by bicyclists than vehicles (e.g. low volume roads).
  4. Safety programming. Safe bicyclists, and pedestrians; and attentive drivers will result in zero deaths in Wisconsin. Learning how to drive around bicycles, and learning how to ride a bicycle in traffic will result in safer vehicle travel for everyone. Safe Routes To School provides this type of programming to students. This plan will provide instructional strategies for the general public (pedestrian safety and bicycle safety).







  North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission