Eau Claire officials want people to stop riding bikes on sidewalks downtown

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Soon you’ll start seeing ‘walk your wheels’ signs and sticker around downtown Eau Claire.

At the Downtown Eau Claire Parking Committee meeting, officials want to make sure nobody roller skates, bikes or skateboards on downtown sidewalks.

So, new ‘walk your wheels’ signs would help remind people to walk instead of ride.

Transportation engineer Leah Ness said it can be a serious safety concern for pedestrians, especially since there’s been more foot traffic downtown.

“Because we have door fronts that go right out into the sidewalks, and customers coming in and out of businesses, that conflicts with people on their bicycles or wheels.

Ness said the signs and stickers should be here sometime this fall and then will be put around downtown.

Another topic at the meeting was adding more valet parking downtown. Ness said they are just exploring the idea for now.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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