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Crosswalks could be painted in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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You might see more colorful crosswalks on La Crosse streets in the future. 

City committees are discussing the idea of letting local residents paint artistic designs at street crossings, following the lead of other communities. 

City council member Larry Sleznikow says the idea has been debated by the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee, following the lead of cities like Milwaukee and Stevens Point.    

The crosswalk art might be limited to city streets that are not also used as state and federal highways, because the Wisconsin DOT reportedly frowns on creative decoration of pedestrian crossings.    

A small fee might be charged to have a crosswalk decoration removed.

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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