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"
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 […]Read more about "Online Forum: Advocating for Clean Transportation in Wisconsin – watch the recording"
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 […]Read more about "Press Release: Avoid High Gas Prices – Tips for New Bike Riders"
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 […]Read more about "USDOT announces new plan for increasing pedestrian safety"
On November 15th, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. With all the back-and-forth, it was easy to lose track of what programs made the final cut and how they will impact Wisconsin. To add to the confusion, the federal government reauthorized the regular 5-year transportation budget at the same time. So the infrastructure […]Read more about "Infrastructure Bill – Recap for Wisconsin"
We’re excited to share the new family version of our winter “play” book series! Together, with the Healthy Kids Collaborative, we created the Cabin Fever Survival Guide. The Survival Guide features activities related to physical and emotional wellness to help individuals and families grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Print off our fridge handout or […]Read more about "Cabin Fever Survival Guide"