Category Archives: Advocacy

Options for improving the I-39 crossing along US 10/WI 66 proposed by WI DOT; public comments being accepted

Last week, representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a public involvement meeting to discuss the I-39 interchange where it meets US 10 East and WI 66 West. This interchange, just west of Target, is the location of an … Continue reading

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The 2014 Wisconsin Bike Summit brought advocates together to share stories about making bicycling better

Last Friday, I attended the Wisconsin Bike Summit in Madison. This full-day event, which is organized annually by the Wisconsin Bike Fed, offers numerous presentations from people working to make bicycling better all over Wisconsin. The Bike Summit is always … Continue reading

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Opportunity tonight to discuss bike/walk access at I-39/Hwy 10 interchange

I just learned a few minutes ago that there is a public involvement meeting this evening to discuss plans for addressing operational issues with the I-39 interchange at Hwy 10 and WI 66. These issues will include discussion of bicycling and … Continue reading

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MREA Energy Fair presentation Friday by PPSP: “Local Bicycle News: Awards, Plans, Advocacy, and More”

The 25th annual Energy Fair will take place this weekend at the MREA site about 10 miles east of downtown Stevens Point in Custer, WI. Among the countless workshops and other events spanning this 3-day event, Chief Bike Fun Officer … Continue reading

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Stevens Point Common Council votes to continue Division/Church corridor project

Last night, the Stevens Point Common Council was faced with the decision to either continue or terminate the contract with AECOM for performing the environmental assessment and 30% design for the Division/Church corridor project. By a vote of 8-1 with 2 … Continue reading

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To our alderpersons: Fear of change does not justify wasting $492,000 spent on Division/Church project

[Note: The following are comments I made to Stevens Point alderpersons at the May 19 Common Council meeting. For clarity, I have edited the dollar figures from my original comments to reflect more accurate dollar figures subsequently revealed at the June … Continue reading

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Fate of Division/Church project to be taken up by Common Council on Monday

The city of Stevens Point has engaged the public in exploring possible reconfigurations of the Division/Church corridor within the city limits since January of 2013. This effort has been in anticipation of a total reconstruction of this vital urban corridor … Continue reading

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Public Works presentation: No bike, walk accommodation exceptions for Division/Church

I recently reported on some of the actions relevant to the Division/Church project that took place at the May Board of Public Works meeting. I want to outline one other important topic discussed at that meeting. A presentation from Bruce … Continue reading

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Hoover updates: docs on city website, comments due Tuesday, issues for deprioritized Division/Church

I want to give a few updates on the project to build either an overpass or underpass on Hoover Ave to eliminate the at-grade crossing of the railroad tracks near Industrial Park Dr. My report on the May 6 public … Continue reading

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Board of Public Works will decide Monday how to proceed with Division/Church project

As I mentioned in a recent post, the city is considering reprioritizing the Division/Church corridor project and wants to first focus on building a Hoover Ave overpass or underpass across the railroad tracks just north of Industrial Park Dr. I … Continue reading

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