Category Archives: Advocacy

Portage County seeks volunteers for two-hour bicycle and walk traffic counts

Once again, Portage County is looking for volunteers to spend two hours conducting bicycle and walk traffic counts at locations all over the county. Portage County has performed these counts twice a year since 2011 in cooperation with the National … Continue reading

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Talk bicycling with your state legislators at the Bike Fed’s Lobby Day in Madison on April 7

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is again organizing Lobby Day, an opportunity for people statewide to meet with their representatives in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly and to ask them to support better bicycling in our state. Lobby Day will take place … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lack of bike-friendly designation weakens UWSP claim to sustainability leadership

[Note: This post was originally written and submitted to the Stevens Point Journal on October 23 as a letter to the editor. A version appears as a column in the November 14 edition of the Stevens Point Journal, p. 8A, under … Continue reading

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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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