What's surprising about that bit of optimism is Peithman lives in Portland, one of the country's most bike-friendly cities, a place where about 5,000 commuters pedal across the Hawthorne St. bridge every day.
In Portland, commuters don't ride in isolation. They ride in packs.
To be fair, Peithman has a bit of a vested interest in Milwaukee's cycling stature, since her company,Alta Planning + Design, has been hired by the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to assist in updating the Milwaukee Bicycle Master Plan.
Her co-workers will be in Milwaukee Thursday, to share and gather information at a planning open house in the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.
Anyone with ideas on how to make bicycling better in Milwaukee is encouraged to share them during the session, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. read more here