Category Archives: Advocacy

McDill road diet: report from the public hearing and related agenda items from Tuesday’s Whiting Public Works & Parks meeting

At their monthly Public Works & Parks Committee meeting on Tuesday, the Village of Whiting held a public hearing on “the Hwy HH/McDill Ave resurfacing project with revised striping based on the Portage County Countywide Bike/Pedestrian Plan recommendation, creating bicycle … Continue reading

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This Tuesday, Village of Whiting will hold public hearing about traffic calming McDill Ave

The Village of Whiting has engaged in much recent discussion regarding the possibility of implementing traffic calming measures on McDill Ave, which is also County Highway HH. A no-cost opportunity to restripe McDill/HH is available this summer because Portage County … Continue reading

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Village of Whiting postpones vote on bike/ped plan, announces May 24 public hearing on McDill/HH road diet

[Update May 12: I received communication from Trustee Bill Taugner that the May 24 public hearing will take place at 5:30 PM. This is a half-hour earlier than the time I speculated in the original post. I have edited this post … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Stevens Point poised to create new gap in existing signed bicycle route along Ellis St

At the upcoming Stevens Point Board of Public Works meeting on Monday January 11, the city will consider an ordinance to make Ellis St one-way westbound on the one block between Church St and Strongs Ave. This block of Ellis … Continue reading

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A day full of examples of building community through bicycling: A report on the Bike Summit

Last Friday, I spent a whirlwind day at Lawrence University in Appleton for the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s annual Bike Summit. I have attended several such Bike Summits in recent years, and I considered this one to be as inspiring and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Bike Summit this Friday in Appleton will highlight statewide efforts towards better bicycling

This Friday, the Wisconsin Bike Fed is holding its annual Wisconsin Bike Summit. The Bike Summit is a full-day event giving an opportunity to network with people from all over the state who have interest in making bicycling better. Learning … Continue reading

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