Category Archives: Infrastructure

An advocate’s tale: bicycle parking, a zoning ordinance, and a happy ending

In the silent pause as I returned to my seat after talking about adding bike parking requirements to the zoning ordinance under consideration at a Stevens Point Plan Commission meeting, I feared the commission members collectively figured that they let … 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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Portage County Bike/Ped Plan: Report on July steering committee meetings

On July 8, both the Urban and Rural Steering Committees for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project met. The two main topics at each meeting were Safe Routes to School and the statement of plan vision, goals, objectives, … Continue reading

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Terrific News! Resurfacing of Bumpy Multi-use Path Along Iverson Park Begins This Week

The city of Stevens Point today posted on their website that city crews will be resurfacing the multi-use path on the south side of Hwy 66 (Main St) along Iverson Park. According to the website, work will begin this week … Continue reading

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New Bike Lane Markings on Roads Near Schmeeckle, SentryWorld

About a week ago, I saw that there were some new bike lanes marked in the roadways around Schmeeckle Reserve and SentryWorld Golf Course on the north side of Stevens Point. I’m pretty sure these bike lane markings are no more … Continue reading

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A Bicycle Alternative for Crossing Michigan Ave During Construction

One of the best east-west routes for bicycling through Stevens Point is Prais St. It is a very calm street with slow, infrequent motor vehicle traffic. Coming from the west, a typical way to access Prais is from Illinois Ave. … Continue reading

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Stevens Point Adds More Bicycle Parking to Downtown Square

Last night, as I rode through Stevens Point’s recently redesigned downtown square, I noticed that additional bicycle parking had been added. As part of the reconfiguration of the Mathias Mitchell Public Square last summer, the city had originally installed 4 … Continue reading

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Traffic Sign Confusion – A Measure of Disrespect Towards People on Bicycles?

Last week, I was riding my bicycle eastbound on Northpoint Drive approaching Michigan Ave when I observed the pictured pair of traffic signs. I have to admit that I found this signage quite confusing for a couple of reasons. The … Continue reading

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A Bicycle-Friendly Railroad Crossing Can Really Brighten One’s Day

Yesterday I rode the sidewalk on Church St between Rice St and Minnesota Ave.  If I need to head in that direction, I pretty much always ride either Rice/Welsby/Nebel/Minnesota or else Whiting/Sherman.  But since my destination was on Church itself, … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Person Driving, Blame the Person Who Designs Bad Infrastructure

Today I had one of those unpleasant bike/pickup truck interactions.  No contact, merely a bit of unproductive shouting-as-education.  But I feel there is a lesson in sharing.  A lesson not for the person driving the truck but for those who … Continue reading

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