Metropolitan Bicycle and Pedestrian
About the Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Chippewa-Eau Claire Metropolitan Planning Area encompasses
approximately 162 square miles with an estimated 2010 population of 111,905 people. The
planning area includes the cities of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Altoona; the Village of Lake Hallie;
as well as portions of the towns of Brunswick, Pleasant Valley, Seymour, Union, and Washington
in Eau Claire County; and Anson, Eagle Point, Hallie, Lafayette, Tilden, and Wheaton in
purpose of the MPO is to carry out a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive urban
transportation planning process that results in plans and programs consistent with the
comprehensively planned development of the Eau Claire Urbanized area and thereby satisfies the
conditions necessary for the receipt of federal transportation funding for capital, operating,
and planning assistance.
About the Plan
The MPO is planning for the
future of bicycle and pedestrian transportation in the Metropolitan Planning Area. This plan
will address the metropolitan area as a whole and recommend actions that governments, agencies,
and groups may apply.
new plan will build on the existing bicycle and pedestrian plans, policies, and infrastructure
of the MPO and member governments. The plan will:
- Further develop a network of bikeways that connect
within and across the metropolitan area and examine pedestrian
- Promote programs that educate the public about street
safety and encourage people to walk and bike
- Recommend policies to strengthen governments’
engineering approach and enforcement actions on behalf of bicyclists and
Download the one-page information sheet about the
Please help us develop this plan by learning more
with the information included here and providing your ideas and input.
- Share your experience as a bicyclist and pedestrian by adding to our
online map of routes, destinations, and barriers - our WikiMap.
- Take our survey to help us learn about your
walking and biking habits and suggestions for improving walking and biking
- Sign up to join the Metropolitan Bicycle and
Pedestrian Plan email list.
Share your thoughts
and experiences about walking and biking in the Chippewa Falls-Eau Claire area to influence
the new metropolitan bicycle and pedestrian planning effort. These open houses will present
information about walking and biking issues and ask for your suggestions for improvements to
bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, programs, and policies.
Monday, August 29, Chippewa Falls City Hall (30 W. Central St.), 5:00-6:30 PM with a
presentation at 5:30
Thursday, September 8, Altoona City Hall (1303 Lynn Ave.), 4:00-6:30 PM, together with
Altoona’s Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan
Why are Biking
and Walking Important?
Quality of Life
Of all trips, 50% are less
than 3 miles
Of all trips, 28% are less
than 1 mile
For more information, to share an idea, or to comment on the plan, please contact
Jason Duba, Assistant Transportation Planner, West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning
call 715-836-2918, Ext. 15.