Category Archives: Bikey News

Reconstructed County Hwy R brings new comfortable bicycle connectivity

A couple of days ago, I rode to the east edge of the urban area to see what was happening with County Hwy R. This roadway, which borders the east edge of Crossroads Commons, was closed for construction between Crossroads … 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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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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Bicycle Friendly Community award ceremony to highlight Bike to Work Day on Friday

National Bike to Work Day is this Friday May 16. This is an opportunity to encourage folks to consider using a bicycle instead of a car or truck for their transportation to work. For many people, bicycling to work once can demonstrate … Continue reading

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Bike accommodation opportunities change as city shifts focus from Division/Church to Hoover

The city of Stevens Point seems to be on a course to reprioritize construction projects on two of its major arteries. The city has spent over a year evaluating design options for the Division/Church corridor in order to come up … Continue reading

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It’s Official! Portage County Bike/Ped Plan overwhelmingly approved by county board

This evening, the Portage County Board of Supervisors formally adopted the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. By a 22-1 vote, the board voted to make this plan an official planning document for Portage County. This means that the Portage … Continue reading

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PPSP comments to the Portage County Board of Supervisors regarding the bike/ped plan

(Note: The following is a transcript of a statement I made at the April 22 Portage County Board of Supervisors meeting as they took action to adopt the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.) My name is Bob Fisch and I … Continue reading

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