Milwaukee should continue to embrace the bicycle, says Brostoff
Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for State Assembly in District 19, released a statement about Bike to Work Week:
MILWAUKEE — Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for State Assembly in District 19, released a statement about Bike to Work Week:
“This week Milwaukee has once again embraced the bicycle during the annual Bike to Work Week.
“The transit issue looms large in Milwaukee. Continued cuts to our bus routes have decimated a once thriving system. While the creation of a regional transit authority and securing dedicated funding for transit programs is vital to the continued economic development of Milwaukee and surrounding areas, promoting alternative travel such as biking is also critically important for our local community.
“Bike to Work Week is a great way to highlight this. We should use this week not only to get people in the saddle, so to speak, but to discuss policies that our lawmakers could introduce that would encourage people to embrace it as a safe, efficient way to commute on a regular basis. Such legislative changes could include increasing investments in bike-friendly infrastructure, rigidly enforcing biker safety laws, and promoting bicycle education programs in local schools.
“I hope you were able to take some time to check out events throughout the city. There are a lot of reasons to grab a bike this week and ride: it provides a great way to exercise, it’s good for the environment, it saves money, and it’s a great way to see the city. Regardless of your reason, I hope you embrace it!”
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