Category Archives: Advocacy

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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Voicing desires for better walking and biking can spur city leaders to make improvements

[Note: The following is my response to a letter which appeared in the 10/30 Portage County Gazette expressing frustration about the lack of adequate places to walk and bicycle on the street the authors live on. A version of this letter also … Continue reading

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PPSP Comments to the Stevens Point Plan Commission regarding the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan

[Note: The following is a transcript of a statement I made at the September 8 Stevens Point Plan Commission meeting as they took action to adopt the portions of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan pertinent to the city.] My name … Continue reading

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Stevens Point Plan Commission votes to recommend adoption of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Earlier this evening, the Stevens Point Plan Commission deliberated on whether or not to adopt the portions of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that are pertinent to the city of Stevens Point. The full plan is a county-wide … Continue reading

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Portage County seeks volunteers for two-hour bicycle and walk traffic counts

Once again, Portage County is looking for volunteers to spend two hours conducting bicycle and walk traffic counts at locations all over the county. Portage County has performed these counts twice a year since 2011 in cooperation with the National … Continue reading

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Talk bicycling with your state legislators at the Bike Fed’s Lobby Day in Madison on April 7

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is again organizing Lobby Day, an opportunity for people statewide to meet with their representatives in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly and to ask them to support better bicycling in our state. Lobby Day will take place … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lack of bike-friendly designation weakens UWSP claim to sustainability leadership

[Note: This post was originally written and submitted to the Stevens Point Journal on October 23 as a letter to the editor. A version appears as a column in the November 14 edition of the Stevens Point Journal, p. 8A, under … Continue reading

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Options for improving the I-39 crossing along US 10/WI 66 proposed by WI DOT; public comments being accepted

Last week, representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a public involvement meeting to discuss the I-39 interchange where it meets US 10 East and WI 66 West. This interchange, just west of Target, is the location of an … Continue reading

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The 2014 Wisconsin Bike Summit brought advocates together to share stories about making bicycling better

Last Friday, I attended the Wisconsin Bike Summit in Madison. This full-day event, which is organized annually by the Wisconsin Bike Fed, offers numerous presentations from people working to make bicycling better all over Wisconsin. The Bike Summit is always … Continue reading

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Opportunity tonight to discuss bike/walk access at I-39/Hwy 10 interchange

I just learned a few minutes ago that there is a public involvement meeting this evening to discuss plans for addressing operational issues with the I-39 interchange at Hwy 10 and WI 66. These issues will include discussion of bicycling and … Continue reading

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