Category Archives: Bikey News

Whiting adopts Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan as official village planning document

Last night, the Whiting Village Board voted 6-1 in favor of adopting the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This makes the bike/ped plan an official village planning document that can inform village officials on future decisions that impact the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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