Speeding on Swan Boulevard puts bikes in danger
Steve Chamraz reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
WAUWATOSA- It's a battle between bikes and cars that got Speedbusters' attention this week.
A viewer asked us to check out Swan Boulevard in Wauwatosa, a spot where bicyclists don't feel safe crossing the street.
With all the parks, bike trails and the pool located along this strip, you would think drivers would obey the 30 mile per hour limit.
But our tipster tells us that is not the case.
"I saw and SUV about 65 miles per hour while bicyclers were coming out of the park," she wrote. "Even as far up as Alterra, we sit and watch the crazy drivers as pedestrians are trying to cross the street."
Speedbusters set up with the radar gun just south of the Alterra at Swan and North Avenue.
It is a narrow and busy stretch of street, but most cars still average five to ten miles per hour over the limit.
One woman walking to the pool in Hoyt Park was once a victim of those speeding drivers.
"Yeah, it's really dangerous," she said. "I was hit on my bike once on Swan and North, because turning left is dangerous and people just go fast and aren't cautious."