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2014 Bike Fun Calendar now available: 14 Poky Pedals from May to October

Poky Pedalers who have visited the PPSP website recently may have noticed that the 2014 Bike Fun Calendar is now available. You can find the full list of this year’s Poky Pedals here. The third year of Bike Fun with … Continue reading

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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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This spring, PPSP will give three presentations on local bicycle topics

As spring slowly unfolds around Stevens Point, signs of increased bikeyness have been appearing everywhere. If you were outside during the few recent sunny days with temps above 50, you could hardly help but notice all the bicycles being ridden … 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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Stevens Point community bike shop Shifting Gears seeking volunteers

This past Monday, I dropped by the UWSP Volunteer Fair to chat with the folks who run Shifting Gears, the community bicycle shop that opened in Stevens Point last summer. To get a better understanding of what Shifting Gears is … Continue reading

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