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Some musings on the fourth anniversary of the PPSP blog

Four years ago today, the Poky Pedaling Stevens Point blog was unveiled. My post on that day announcing its self-existence asked readers to “have patience as I figure out how to effectively inform, inspire, and amuse those interested in what’s … Continue reading

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League of American Bicyclists rep visits Stevens Point to give Bicycle Friendly Community feedback

On Wednesday, Steve Clark from the League of American Bicyclists spent the morning and early afternoon visiting with Stevens Point elected officials, city staff, and other residents regarding the bicycling environment in our city. His visit included a group ride … Continue reading

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Talk of McDill Ave road diet dominates Whiting Public Works & Parks meeting on county bike/ped plan adoption

Tuesday evening in the Village of Whiting, their Public Works & Parks Committee met to discuss the adoption of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Whiting. However, a large amount of the conversation at the meeting focused on … Continue reading

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UWSP presentation will give historical context to modern struggles over bicycle accommodations

UW-Stevens Point is hosting a presentation this Wednesday that will discuss why most American cities are still so ill-prepared to accommodate transportation bicycling. James Longhurst, a historian of urban and environmental policy at UW-La Crosse, is the author of the … Continue reading

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Town of Hull appears to have passed an ordinance on use of town roads by those biking and walking

Among the legal notices in the March 11 Portage County Gazette (p. 27), I saw one with the following title: Public Safety Ordinance – Use of Town of Hull Roads by Bicyclists and Pedestrians. The statement of the lengthy ordinance – … Continue reading

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Bike maps and crosswalk enforcement: Two clear priorities from Thursday’s Bike/Ped Plan public meeting

The Stevens Point Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee held a public meeting Thursday evening at the Portage County Library on Main St. The primary goals were to inform the public about the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan and to get feedback … Continue reading

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Public workshop on Bike/Ped Plan prioritization will take place this Thursday

The Stevens Point Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is putting on a workshop open to the public to get feedback on implementation priorities for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The city formally adopted the portion of the plan … Continue reading

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I rode my bike today. I had fun.

I had an errand to run requiring me to go to Target, about 4 miles from my house. In the summer, I wouldn’t think twice about hopping on my bicycle and heading over there. But in the winter, I tend … Continue reading

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A long overdue update on bicycle access for the Hoover Ave railroad overpass project

It has been over a year-and-a-half since I last wrote about the Hoover Ave railroad grade-separation project. Since that time, Stevens Point officials have taken a few notable actions pertaining to bicycle access as part of this project. Unfortunately, life … Continue reading

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An update on PPSP Bike Fun planning

As winter has progressed, Poky Pedaling Stevens Point has kept a focus on warmer weather to come. The rising temps will be accompanied by another season of Bike Fun for Poky Pedalers throughout the Stevens Point area. Although the 2016 … Continue reading

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