Category Archives: Stevens Point Area

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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Bike Fun with PPSP is back! Join us for Shop & Donate by Bike this Saturday

The long wait to again share Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point is almost over. The first Poky Pedal on the 2016 Bike Fun Calendar, Shop & Donate by Bike, is just days away. All signs point to a … Continue reading

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PABS will honor two recently departed musical icons: Bowie & Prince Tribute Party Ride is this Saturday

If you are like me, you were saddened by the news of David Bowie’s passing in January and then stunned by the death of Prince in April. Even if you weren’t a fan of their music, the influence of their … 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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Shop & Donate by Bike, a charity-themed Poky Pedal, kicks off the 2016 Bike Fun Calendar

Big news! The 2016 Bike Fun Calendar has been released and is now available on the PPSP website. Between mid-May and late September, we’ll be sharing a heap of Bike Fun. This year’s Poky Pedals will provide the usual gamut … 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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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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