This post is more personal than the usual content Susan writes on Active Wisconsin. Here she shares some of her history as a biker, and why she decided to sign up for Ride Across Wisconsin, which is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. If you want to contribute to Susan, go to her fundraising […]Read more about "Ride Across Wisconsin 2022"
You may not see it, but 1000 Friends of Wisconsin does a ton work behind the scenes to help make Wisconsin a better place for walking, biking, and transit. Did you know that we serve on several WisDOT working groups? This includes serving on WisDOT’s Stakeholder Taskforce, which solicits feedback on transportation needs and budget […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Map of Non-drivers in Wisconsin"
Advocacy Update: On March 3rd, 1000 Friends and 29 other organizations submitted a letter asking that WisDOT prioritize discretionary infrastructure funding to projects that promote equity and sustainability. These goals are laid out in a new US DOT memorandum, which we would like WisDOT to use when deciding which projects to fund. To achieve the administration’s […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Letter to Governor and WisDOT Secretary – Infrastructure Projects"
#5 – Wisconsin Lawmakers – State Climate Change Bills This week, a group of legislators released 22 bills to reduce the effects of climate change and make Wisconsin more sustainable. These bills were spearheaded by representatives across the state including Representative Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, who said “We have no time to waste if we want […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – Wisconsin Climate Change Bills"
#4 – Eau Claire – A Roadmap to EV Adoption In 2019, the city of Eau Claire released a first of its kind Electric Vehicle (EV) roadmap. The plan included ambitious goals to get 8,000 EVs to residents and to install 160 charging stations by 2030. This roadmap is part of larger plan to get the […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – Eau Claire’s EV Roadmap"
#3 – La Crosse Municipal Transit – Embracing the Future La Crosse continues to be a transit leader in Wisconsin. Recently, the City’s transit manager, Adam Lorentz said they are trying to get as many rides as possible on their fourteen new buses. Pre-pandemic, La Crosse averaged a million rides a year and they are […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – La Crosse Transit"