Bikers Encouraged to Walk Bikes on Sidewalks Downtown

As a result of Sturgeon Bay City Council action Tuesday, signs will be going up on Jefferson Street, 3rd Avenue & Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay indicating that bicyclists must walk their bikes on the sidewalk in those areas. Alderman Bob Schlicht, Chairman of the Parking & Traffic Committee, said the proposal comes out of a desire to accommodate those who would like to bike in the city’s downtown areas & those shoppers concerned for their safety if a bicycle is traveling down the sidewalk…[audio:https://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/N1371.mp3|titles=Alderman Bob Schlicht]
By way of his motion, Alderman Schlicht also indicated that an educational campaign would help to inform the public about the reasons for the signage. There are 17 bike racks downtown & it was suggested that the signs could be placed in those locations.

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