Category Archives: Advocacy

Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: County board vote this Tuesday is the final step (or pedal stroke)

On Tuesday, the Portage County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to take action on the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan. If they vote to adopt the plan, it becomes an official planning document for the county. This would empower county officials to … Continue reading

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Learn about bicycling as transportation at the Small Cities Workshop on Wednesday

Tomorrow and Wednesday, the annual Small Cities Workshop takes place on the UWSP campus. This workshop, with two featured speakers and six panels on a variety of topics, is always an excellent opportunity to hear ideas from experts on how … Continue reading

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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: County board to hear plan presentation on Tuesday

The effort to create a bicycling and walking planning document for the urban and rural areas of Portage County is nearly complete. The final step is to get approval of the Portage County bike/ped plan from the Portage County Board of Supervisors. … Continue reading

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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: County Planning & Zoning Committee approves plan unanimously

At the Portage County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee meeting held on Tuesday afternoon, the committee considered whether or not to recommend the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to the Portage County Board of Supervisors. The four committee members … Continue reading

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PPSP comments to Portage County Planning & Zoning Committee regarding the bike/ped plan

(Note: The following is a transcript of a statement I made at a public hearing about adopting the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan during the March 25 Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting.) My name is Bob Fisch … Continue reading

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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Excellent discussion on final plan document concludes with committee approval

On Wednesday, about 50 people gathered to discuss the final draft of the plan document for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project. These folks included members of the Portage County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee, members of the … Continue reading

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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Open house, presentation of final plan document Wednesday

On Wednesday March 19, the final draft of the plan document for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project will be presented and discussed. There will also be an open house held that day to allow the public a … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Portage County Bike/Ped Plan meeting canceled

I just received an e-mail from Sarah Wallace stating that this evening’s scheduled meeting about the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan has been canceled. I did not get any further info about why the meeting is canceled. The message from Sarah … Continue reading

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Division/Church Corridor Study: February updates

There were a couple of meetings this week regarding the Division/Church Corridor Study project. Before mentioning these, let me provide some recent context on this project. After the underproductive November public meeting which got sidetracked by rude and inappropriate behavior … Continue reading

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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Presentation of Final Plan Document Monday

On Monday February 17, the final draft of the plan document for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project will be presented and discussed. In December, a preliminary draft document became available and was reviewed by the project committees. … Continue reading

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