‘Walk Your Wheels’ campaign aims to keep downtown Eau Claire sidewalks safer

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — City officials have taken another step to remind you to stay safe and be courteous on downtown sidewalks.

The City of Eau Claire posted a new campaign video on Facebook Wednesday, that showed quite a few violators of the city’s ‘Walk Your Wheels’ initiative. You may have seen the new signs around the downtown business district, reading “pedestrian zone, please walk your wheels.”

Eau Claire already has a city ordinance in place for this issue, so the purpose behind the initiative, and the new video, is to remind and educate all pedestrians about being safe on sidewalks.

“You can of course always ride your wheels on the street, but if you’re using the sidewalk, we encourage you to walk your bicycle, walk your roller-blades, your skateboard, and especially now that our downtown areas have gotten a lot busier, I think it’s more important,” said Bridget Coit with the Eau Claire Police Department.

Coit also said ordinance violators could be cited, however, an officer is more likely to talk with you about why walking your wheels is important.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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