Mark Metcalf

A view of Milwaukee on two wheels

By - May 26th, 2011 04:00 am

Photos by Dave Schlabowske

This week begins a new series on urban cycling, both as a means of transportation and recreation. With Bike to Work Week just around the corner, I invited the City of Milwaukee’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Dave Schlabowske, to come in and talk about how cycling became an integral part of his life, and how his work with the city is making Milwaukee a more bike-friendly town.

For most people, riding in the city can be intimidating, especially with daily car traffic and often questionable road construction. Dave understands these common concerns, and in his position as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, he works with the city to provide striped bike lanes, create dedicated bike routes and trails and offers rider safety training. But what about time and convenience? Doesn’t it usually take longer to ride than to drive? In some case, yes. But for everyday commutes within the city, Dave explains how biking is often the fastest, most efficient mode of travel.

Listen now:

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