State Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) will lead a bike ride Monday from the Humboldt Park Pavilion to the Discovery World Museum as part of a campaign for a bike lane on the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge.
Larson and his fellow legislators won't pedal over the bridge, which is closed to non-motorized traffic. Instead, they will take city streets from Bay View to the museum to illustrate the safety hazards on the route.
Riding the surface streets is intended to show how a path on the bridge would be a safer alternative for bikers connecting between the south side and Downtown.
Cyclists, staff from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and other local officials have been invited to join the group in Humboldt Park at 11 a.m.
Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are examining the feasibility of adding a bike and walking lane to the Hoan, during a major renovation slated to begin in 2013. A consultant hired by the state is preparing a report on the cost and logistics. That review is expected to be finished later this fall.
The bike ride was scheduled for Oct. 4, but cancelled when a man checking on his disabled car on the Hoan was hit and killed by another vehicle. He was knocked off the bridge.