By Jonmaesha Beltran / Wisconsin Watch, Wisconsin Watch May 23, 2023 After Esther Grams purchased her first business, she thought 2020 would be her year. It wasn’t. She navigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic like other business owners, and during that time, she realized she might have to relocate. That year, Gov. Tony Evers […]Read more about "How would widening Milwaukee’s I-94 affect residents near the highway?"
On Friday, May 5, members of the Wisconsin Climate Table met in person for the first time since March 2020! Two dozen people representing a range of expertise and advocacy interests convened at Waukesha County Technical College for an all-day meeting and networking event. Maria Redmond, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, gave an update […]Read more about "Wisconsin Climate Table meeting"
And that’s a wrap! It’s hard to believe, but the inaugural Community Transportation Academy has come to an end. The Community Transportation Academy brought together participants of all ages and walks of life from in and around La Crosse to learn the basics of local transportation planning, hear from experts on various topics, and connect […]Read more about "Community Transportation Academy wrap-up!"
This week, the City of Milwaukee released their draft long-range downtown plan. Included in their proposed recommendations was removing I-794 and replacing it with new private developments, surface level streets and public spaces. The draft downtown plan will make the city a significant ally in the growing push to remove I-794. Additionally, according to the […]Read more about "City of Milwaukee endorses Rethink 794"
The penultimate class session was a walk/roll audit, which was a welcome opportunity for everyone to meet in person (Zoom fatigue is real!) and apply what we have covered in class to a local situation. We conducted the walk/roll audit on a section of Losey Boulevard, which runs north-south through La Crosse and borders the […]Read more about "Community Transportation Academy Update: walk with me!"
This week has been a newsworthy week for our Rethink 794 Campaign! Not only was the campaign covered in the Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) newly released “Freeways without Futures” report, but the plan also made it into the City of Milwaukee’s Downtown Plan draft recommendations. CNU’s biannual report highlights the top ten highways that local […]Read more about "Positive News for Rethink 794"