This report outlines what’s already working in the Midwest when local jurisdictions harmonize climate planning with transportation and comprehensive planning, and it offers recommendations on both content and process. You can also watch the recorded webinar that outlines the research and provides examples from planning staff in Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids. This research was conducted in partnership […]Read more about "Transportation Planning for People and the Planet: Lessons from the Midwest"
1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!
Last week we launched the Community Transportation Academy in La Crosse! The class is full, with about 30 participants of all ages, a variety of professional backgrounds, and wide representation of advocacy interests. The first session was held in the beautiful student union on the campus of UW La Crosse. Our guest speaker, Dr. Kirk Harris […]Read more about "1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!"
WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council
1000 Friends of Wisconsin is proud to serve on WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council. Since the council’s start in 2020, our organization has been fighting for more walking, biking, and transit connections by sharing the experiences of our members with WisDOT engineers. While there is still much work to be done, our relationships on this council have […]Read more about "WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council"
Rethink 794 is going national
Rethink 794 is going national after the campaign had the distinct honor of being featured in Fast Company this past week. With public meetings expected to start in the coming months, 1000 Friends is doing it’s best to keep the noise up about the highway-to-boulevard project that is its leading. The article “There’s not a neighborhood […]Read more about "Rethink 794 is going national"
Transit equity day proclamation accepted!
On February 4th, groups across the country celebrated Transit Equity Day, which is a national day of action commemorating the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change. This year 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, succeeded in getting a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers acknowledging the importance of transit in […]Read more about "Transit equity day proclamation accepted!"
WisDOT wants to hear from you! The draft Wisconsin Rail Plan 2050 is available for review and comment through February 26, 2023. The Rail Plan establishes a long-term vision for a statewide rail system that offers efficient and equitable passenger and freight service, and identifies potential investments in rail infrastructure to secure and strengthen Wisconsin’s economic vitality. […]Read more about "Passenger Rail"