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Bicycle Initiative



What is it?

In April of 2010, a European bike tour took place with 21 Madison leaders including former City of Madison Mayor, Dave Cieslewicz, former Dane County Executive, Kathleen Falk, past-chair of the DMI Board of Directors, Allen Arntsen and DMI President, Susan Schmitz. The delegation visited five European cities and found that by developing bicycle infrastructure, these cities have become some of the most livable cities in the world. Shortly after returning from the trip, DMI created a sub-committee to work solely on downtown bicycling issues, projects and initiatives.

Why is it important?

DMI understands that having a city that embraces a variety of transit options will be more competitive with both suburban areas and its urban peers. Because our downtown is located on an isthmus, our transit challenges and opportunities are even more important as we work to make transportation into and around downtown a positive experience.

What is DMI's role?

DMI is an advocate and resource for policies and projects that enhance bicycle transportation and infrastructure in and through downtown Madison. The DMI Bicycle Sub-Committee continues to monitor and weigh in on issues that effect bicycling throughout the Madison region.

What Can I Do?
  1. Join the DMI Bicycle Sub-Committee
  2. Check out these helpful bicycle resources including tips and tools for bicycle commuting
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