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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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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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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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Top cities for job seekers are bicycle friendly: a reflection on recent Stevens Point news

The city of Stevens Point recently reported that it was named one of the top 10 Wisconsin cities for job seekers. The ranking was performed by NerdWallet, a website which states that their mission is “to boost honesty and transparency … Continue reading

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Division/Church Corridor Study: City outlines federal restrictions on redesign

The Stevens Point Board of Public Works meeting on Monday provided an overview of the current status of the Division/Church Corridor Study project. This included important news that project staff learned over the past couple of days. Mayor Andrew Halverson … Continue reading

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New bicycle parking requirements adopted into Stevens Point zoning ordinance

Among the actions taken by the Stevens Point Common Council at their December 16 meeting, approval was given to a revision of the zoning ordinance that specifies parking standards. This ordinance lays out the requirements for providing parking when new … Continue reading

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Division/Church Corridor Study: Common Council votes not to hire public involvement expert

The agenda for the Stevens Point Common Council meeting this past Monday included the actions of last week’s Board of Public Works meeting. One such action at that meeting was to hire a consultant for the Division/Church Corridor Study project … Continue reading

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Division/Church Corridor Study: Public involvement expert may be hired to move project forward

At last night’s Board of Public Works meeting, a proposal was under consideration to hire a consultant who was described in the meeting agenda packet as having “experience with Public Involvement and the nuances of State and Federal Funding.” (See … Continue reading

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