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La Crosse continuing to develop greenways for better traffic safety



The city is currently installing traffic circles in three areas along King Street, including here at 8th and King.

More street construction seen in or near downtown La Crosse, including traffic circles, could be part of the greenway project. 

The city has been working for a few years on areas where people can walk, bike or drive cars more safely, with three greenway projects in the works.

City council member Chris Kahlow said King Street is getting more attention for safety features, partly because of the new roundabout recently installed nearby at 7th and Cass. 

Kahlow added that some traffic flow is “really great for cars,” but it doesn’t help pedestrians or bike riders.

Developing greenways involves street extensions and traffic circles, intended as ways to slow down cars in residential areas. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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