Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city, with nearly 600,000 people. It’s located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and reflects its roots in the natural resources and industry of the region. Milwaukee is known for its history with the water and river industry, from its early relationship with the fur trade to its modern breweries. It has a diverse climate with distinctive seasons, and despite its cold winters is home to a booming lake and watersport culture. Milwaukee is ranked the 15th most walkable city in the U.S, and has the 19th best public park system.
The most common form of transportation is by car, as Milwaukee is ranked the 4th best city in the nation for commuters by Forbes. Milwaukee’s public transit system consists mostly of its city bus system, which operates more than 50 bus routes and covers almost 90% of the surrounding county. However, there is also a strong network of over 65 miles of dedicated bike lanes and trails throughout the city, and an ongoing campaign to add even more bike lanes, bike racks, and bike-to-work events.