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Advocacy Update: Map of Non-drivers in Wisconsin

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 […]

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Advocacy Update: Letter to Governor and WisDOT Secretary – Infrastructure Projects

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 […]

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Forward Thinking – Wisconsin Climate Change Bills

#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 […]

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Forward Thinking – Eau Claire’s EV Roadmap

#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 […]

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Forward Thinking – La Crosse Transit

#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 […]

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