About Our City
is a six-mile-square city of about 28,000 residents in south central Wisconsin. The southern neighbor of the capital city of Madison, Fitchburg was a town before incorporating in 1983, and so is one-third urban and suburban, and two-thirds rolling glacial farmland and natural areas. The city is blessed with three state trails and two mountain bike parks, and has developed a dense bicycle transportation network of scenic rural roads, off-road paths, bicycle lanes, and quiet neighborhood streets. Fitchburg’s commitment to bicycling and walking is described in its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, adopted in 2017.
A Destination for Bicycling
• The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America Program:
Fitchburg was rated a Silver
Bicycle Friendly Community 2015-2019
and as a Bronze
Bicycle Friendly Community 2012-2015
• The People For Bikes' Places For Bikes Annual Evaluation:
In 2019 the Fitchburg Scorecard was 2.8/5.0, up from 1.8/5.0 in 2018.
• Fitchburg was designated a Wisconsin Active Together "Wisconsin Active Together Community"
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