Missing Links-Part 2: Hales Corners

Posted by Doug Shidell, December 15th, 2012

My Wisconsin Bike Routes site describes a route between Milwaukee to Elkhorn. From Milwaukee to Hales Corners the traveller has a choice of following the Oak Leaf Trail or using a combination of low-traffic city streets. Southwest of Hales Corners the route is mostly on bike trails, principally the Seven Waters Trail and the White River State Trail. The problem is getting through Hales Corners.

The most direct route, on Forest Home Avenue, is scary, forcing the rider to either ride in traffic or on dangerous, unpaved shoulders. The route I recommend, south through Whitnall Park and west on Rawson Rd to the Franklin Trail is a bit circuitous and Rawson can have busy traffic. Hales Corners has constructed bike-friendly streets, notably 114th St. It is too bad it has not added bike lanes to the part of Forest Home west of Highway 100.

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