Madison got its first bike box this week. The box, painted red and made out of material that is supposed to weather the winter, is located near Willy St. and John Nolen Drive downtown.

Photo by Craig Schreiner/State Journal

The point is to allow bikers to get in front of cars at a light so the cars see them and don't turn right into the bikers etc. The bright red color also alerts drivers that something is different in the area and hopefully will keep them on the lookout for bikers and pedestrians.

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