Transit Equity Day Proclomation by Governor Evers

Transit Equity Day 2024

Groups across the country will celebrate Transit Equity Day on Feb. 4th and 5th to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks. It’s a day to declare public transit a civil right and a key strategy to combat climate change. This year, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin again requested the Governor Evers to proclaim Feb 4th Transit Equity Day, acknowledging […]

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I-94 Project from 70th Street to 16th Street.

Civil Rights Investigation of I-94 Project

The Federal Highway Administration is investigating a Title VI civil rights compliant for the proposed I-94 expansion in Milwaukee. Members of the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation are calling on Governor Evers to pause the project; for WisDOT and USDOT not to issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement or a Record of Decision while it […]

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Fond du Lac Ave

Safe Routes to Transit for Fond du Lac Ave

At the end of 2023’s Fall semester, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin worked with Dr. Robert Schneider’s Planning Policy Analysis class at UWM. We presented our case that Fond du Lac Ave (Wis-145) through the City of Milwaukee is in need of corridor visioning. These Masters of Urban Planning students had three weeks to research and […]

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Forward on Climate Package introduced

Climate change the focus of 20 bills pushed by Wisconsin Democrats.  Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer introduced the Forward on Climate package of 20 bills at a press conference Thursday. “There’s a lot that we can do here to make sure that Wisconsinites are prepared for the impacts of climate change, and that we are doing our […]

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Urbanists and environmentalists hope to see development in place of I-794.

7 reasons why removing I-794 would be a boon for downtown Milwaukee

-By Taylor Korslin,  a Milwaukee architect and volunteer with Rethink 794, a group advocating for the removal of the elevated highway. Posted on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ​It’s time to think boldly about what Milwaukee should look like decades to come. The removal of 794 will be a resounding success for downtown.  Here are 7 reasons […]

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