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Bike lane added to 16th Avenue project
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MONROE - Painting those little white lines on streets costs money. "But so does not being bicycle friendly, said David Riese, chairman of Monroe Main Street's board of directors.The board voted unanimously to recommend a plan for striping a designated bicycle route south on 16th Avenue, to guide tourists from the Badger State Trail to downtown Monroe.Ryan Wilson, a member of the Main Street Design Committee, presented the committee's bicycle-friendly idea of striping a bike path on the west side of 16th Avenue, while retaining parking on both sides of the road. The city is beginning reconstruction of the street this week, replacing water and sewer lines as well as the road base and pavement.