© Mark Hertzberg
This page and the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan are currently under construction. In the meantime, the Public Meeting comments, Plan recommendations, and other links are available for review.
Thank You to the Following Sponsors:
SC Johnson | Kenosha Racine Bike Club | Racine Founder's Rotary Club | Twin Disc
Racine Community Foundation | Rails-to-Trails Conservancy | City of Racine | David Insurance
From Mayor Cory Mason:
On behalf of the City of Racine, I am proud to present the City of Racine’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. This Master Plan was driven by the community input received at public meetings hosted by the City of Racine Public Health Department and reflects the opinions, needs, and concerns of those who participated.
Through the creation of this plan, the hope is to increase the accessibility and connectivity of all corners of the Racine community. Whether you walk or ride a bike for sport, leisure, or personal transportation, the Master Plan has addressed the key travel needs of pedestrians and bicyclists.
For many Racine residents, walking and bicycling are basic modes of transportation to and from places of work, school, worship, public transit, and recreation. It is essential for these routes to be useful, safe, and in good repair. Everyone, including Racine visitors, will benefit from the implementation of the Plan as walking and bicycling can contribute to a greater quality of life by offering healthy and affordable transportation for people of all ages and abilities.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is just one way Racine works together to make the City better each and every day. Read the Plan, and then get out there and enjoy this great City! Your thoughts about what has been done so far are welcome, and even more amenities and facilities will be added in the future.
This Plan seeks to increase accessibility to all parts of the City and improve facilities for both bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as to improve the connections between City shared-use pathways and those of adjacent communities.
This page contains information and updates about the process of creating the Plan, information about the Advisory Council for this project, and records of public comments received throughout the process. Members of the public may also submit comments, concerns, or questions regarding the project using the form below.
Public Information Meetings
The public was asked to provide comments and input throughout the process of creating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Below are transcripts of comments received during those meetings, comments received electronically, and a listing of the public meetings that were held.
City of Racine Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Engineering Recommendations
City of Racine Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Implementation Schedule, Medium & Long-Term Recommendations
City of Racine Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Proposed Facilities Map
City of Racine Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - Proposed Recommendations Map
Jon Antonneau - David Insurance
Dottie-Kay Bowersox, MSA - Public Health Administrator, City of Racine
Joseph Delmagori - Senior Transportation Manager, Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Georgia L. Herrera, JD - Attorney, Law Offices of Georgia L. Herrera
Mark Hertzberg - Community Member
Gordy Kacala - Community Member
Ben Lehner - Community Development Program Specialist, City Development, City of Racine
Ben Oksiuta, Community Member
John Polzin - Deputy Chief, Police Department, City of Racine
John Rodriguez - Owner, Trek Bicycle Store, Racine
Daniel B. Ross, MD - Vice President of Medical Affairs, Ascension All Saints
Matthew Sadowski, AICP - Assistant Director, City Development, City of Racine
John Siegert - Community Member, Kenosha/Racine Bike Club
Richard W. Wadleigh - Community Member, Kenosha/Racine Bike Club
Mark Yehlen - Commissioner, Department of Public Works, City of Racine
The City of Racine would also like to extend a special thank you to the following people for their participation in the planning process.
Jonathan Delagrave - County Executive, Racine County
Laura Detert - Manager, Housing and Community Development, City Development, City of Racine
Tom Molbeck - Director, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, City of Racine
Hope Otto - Director, Human Services, Racine County
Don Heckel - Owner, 3rd Coast Bicycles
Amy Connolly, AICP - Director, City Development, City of Racine
Area Bike Clubs and Groups
Kenosha Racine Bike Club
Wisconsin Bike Fed
Area Bike Shops
Trek Bicycle Store Racine - Racine
Total Cyclery - Kenosha
Bob's Pedal Pusher - Burlington (Repairs only)
Racine Bike Map (City of Racine Public Health Department)
City of Racine Bicycle Pathway System
Racine County Bicycle Map (WI DOT)
Racine County Trail Map (Racine County GIS)
Kenosha County Bicycle Map (WI DOT)
Walworth County Bicycle Map (WI DOT)
Milwaukee County Bicycle Map (WI DOT)
Wisconsin Bicycle Maps (WI DOT)
50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets
Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities - Program Website
Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities - Plan Document
For More Information
If you have questions or would like more information, call Dottie-Kay Bowersox of the City of Racine Public Health Department at 262-636-9201.
Please submit comments, concerns, and/or questions on the form below. If you would like to be contacted in response to your submission, be sure to include your name as well as phone number and/or email address.