A chart showing climate emissions in America. Transportation remains the top contributor, a spot it took over in 2016.

2021 in Review: Transportation Emissions Remain a Top Priority

A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that greenhouse gas emissions rose 6% in 2021. Despite the social and economic upheaval of the past few years due to a global pandemic, it’s important to remember that climate change remains an ever-present threat. As this reporting showed, transportation is still the leading contributor of […]

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Protest for the climate, person holding a sign that says "There is no Planet B"

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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Isthmus Freeway Plan 1955

Transportation Connection (Pt. 6) – Neighborhood Preservation

It’s difficult to visualize the damage that downtown freeways have caused our cities. For many, these highways have always been there, providing economic development and efficient travel into cities from the suburbs. Their role as a cornerstone of racial segregation, and their destruction of municipal budgets and the urban fabric has left our collective memory. […]

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Land required to build Milwaukee’s original freeway system. 1952 aerial photo courtesy of the Milwaukee County Historical Society

Transportation Connection (Pt. 5) – Highways as a Land Use

Roads themselves are often overlooked in our urban land use pattern, even though streets and sidewalks can make up almost 80% of the public space in cities. In fact, in downtown Milwaukee, nearly 40% of the total land is devoted to road infrastructure. Most of these streets are necessary to create a complete transportation network. […]

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