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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 […]

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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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Advocating for Clean Transportation in Wisconsin

Online Forum: Advocating for Clean Transportation in Wisconsin – watch the recording

Watch the online forum: Advocating For Clean Transportation in Wisconsin Watch the recording here. Transportation decisions have an outsized and lasting impact on Wisconsin’s climate and on our everyday lives. Our upcoming forum will bring together local, state and national transportation experts to discuss the future of Wisconsin transportation, and how climate friendly modes of […]

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Press Release: Avoid High Gas Prices – Tips for New Bike Riders

Active Wisconsin, a program of 1000 Friends of WI, published a press release this week promoting alternatives to driving as way to reduce the hurt caused by high gas prices. March 22, 2022 – For Immediate Release Madison – Prices at the gas pump are high, but traveling by bike for short trips might provide […]

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USDOT announces new plan for increasing pedestrian safety

Pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes are a serious problem in our country, and they have spiked since the pandemic started in early 2020. Yesterday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a comprehensive federal plan for addressing the crisis, called the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). Part of the strategy is the “Safe […]

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