West Allis Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

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In partnership with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, the City of West Allis developed and adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in 2008. This document serves as a blueprint for the continuous improvement of walking and bicycling conditions throughout West Allis. The Plan identifies existing and desirable bicycle routes and pedestrian improvements within the city, including connections to neighboring municipalities. The Plan also identifies and prioritizes bicycle facility project needs and provides references for best practices in planning, designing, implementing and maintaining those facilities.

The City is currently implementing a host of initiatives and projects related to walking and biking. Projects include:

Bike West Allis

Bike West Allis is a public awareness and education campaign to share information and provide residents with more resources related to bicycling in our community. Visit the City's Bike West Allis website for more information!

Downtown Rapid Implementation

Through Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, West Allis will be improving traffic safety on W. Greenfield Ave. through the City's downtown. "Rapid implementation" style paint-and-post curb extensions will be built throughout the corridor to add space for pedestrians, shorten crossing distances, and create a safer corridor. 

New Bike Lanes

In summer 2023, W. National Ave. (from S. 62nd St. to S. 65th St.) and W. Beloit Rd. (from S. 60th St. to W. Lincoln Ave.) are being reconstructed. As part of reconstruction, streets are being reconfigured to include bike lanes. 

Lincoln Ave. Temporary Bike Lane

During National Bike Week this June 3-10, West Allis will be temporarily reconfiguring W. Lincoln Ave. from S. 52nd St. to S. 60th St. and creating a test 2-way bike lane! The project will use temporary barriers to create a protected bikeway, testing potential changes to the street and gathering community feedback along the way. Keep your eyes out for news about a bike ride during Bike Week with the Mayor along Lincoln and through the surrounding neighborhoods!

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Starting in 2013, the City of West Allis began purchasing and installing City-branded bike racks throughout grant-eligible areas in West Allis. Based on its popularity, the program expanded to the entire city. Today, all bike racks have been installed, but the City is planning more! Share your idea for new bike rack locations through the City's online Let Us Help application

More information, including how to purchase a rack, may be found on the City of West Allis Bike Rack brochure (PDF).

Other Bike Resources