City of Rhinelander
Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

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Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in their journey. All roads in Rhinelander are open to bicycle and pedestrian travel.

Are you comfortable walking or biking near your home?

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 Rhinelander 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 occurred 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).
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  4. Recommend solutions. The plan will include a combination of education, encouragement, engineering, and enforcement strategies to increase walking and biking:

      Education—includes teaching pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers about traffic safety and creating awareness of the benefits and goals of SRTS.

      Encouragement—strategies are about having fun; they generate excitement and interest in walking and bicycling.

      Engineering—focuses on tools that work to create safe routes by improving paths, creating safer crossings, and slowing down traffic. At the same time, it recognizes the importance of a balanced roadway environment that can accommodate the needs of all modes of transportation, be it foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

      Enforcement—strategies are used to deter unsafe behaviors of drivers, pedestrians, & bicyclists, and to encourage all road users to obey traffic laws and share the road safely.

 

 

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  North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission