The Milwaukee Public Market will start catering more to bicyclists, with a sheltered parking area along North Broadway.
Some of the initial work has started, including the installation of a roof on the east side of the market building.
On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved the proposal to use a portion of the sidewalk on Broadway for the racks that will accommodate two-dozen bikes.
David Ware, the facility manager for the public market, said the enthusiasm for biking in the area had prompted the addition.
A temporary repair shop proved popular last year as part of the outdoor market, and the nearby Café Benelux has been a popular stop for people pedaling two wheels. The expanded bike parking will make the market more attractive for those biking customers, Ware said.
Bike racks will be installed under the shelter attached to the Milwaukee Public Market.