October is Pedestrian Safety Month, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiative which brings together stakeholders to create a transportation system that is safe for all people to walk.Read more about "Brighter streets, safer streets: Improving pedestrian safety after dark"
On Friday, October 6, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin hosted a special all-day event called Moving Communities Forward on Active Transportation. It was the first time since the Covid pandemic began that members of the Active Wisconsin* network had an opportunity to meet face-to-face. We met in downtown Appleton at the Warch Campus Center on the […]Read more about "Moving Communities Forward on Active Transportation"
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!"
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"
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"
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"