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"
Safe Routes, Safer Communities
Reports are now available. Learn more about the project at our January 18 webinar, from noon – 1pm. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin was awarded a grant from COWS in partnership with two Green Tier Legacy Communities (GTLC) to improve community health by promoting pedestrian and bicycle access for children and families, specifically by addressing active […]Read more about "Safe Routes, Safer Communities"
2022 State Safe Routes Report
We have work to do! Safe Routes Partnership recently released the 2022 state report cards which provide a snapshot of how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and adults as of 2022. Wisconsin only scored 35 out of 200!Read more about "2022 State Safe Routes Report"
Dangerous by Design 2022
Smart Growth America just released the 2022 Dangerous By Design report. The number of people struck and killed while walking reached yet another new high in 2020. More than 6,500 people were struck and killed while walking in 2020, an average of nearly 18 per day, and a 4.5 percent increase over 2019. This epidemic continues growing worse […]Read more about "Dangerous by Design 2022"
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 […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Map of Non-drivers in Wisconsin"