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"
Vision 2050 – A 21st Century Transportation System for Wisconsin
We are excited to share our new report, Vision 2050, made in collaboration with 1000 Friend’s founding member Dan Cornwell. The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that in order to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate change, we must keep global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Vision 2050 In the […]Read more about "Vision 2050 – A 21st Century Transportation System for Wisconsin"
The Case Against the I-94 East-West Expansion
The proposed I-94 East-West highway expansion in Milwaukee, estimated to cost more than $1 billion, continues on its path towards enumeration during the upcoming budget negotiations. 1000 Friends, along with our partners at WISPIRG, developed this factsheet that was sent to all legislators and the Governor’s office this week. We continue to oppose the I-94 expansion project as […]Read more about "The Case Against the I-94 East-West Expansion"
Destructive potential of the I-94 East-West expansion in Milwaukee
Transportation policy analyst Gregg May participated in a video blog focusing on the destructive potential of the I-94 East-West expansion in MilwaukeeRead more about "Destructive potential of the I-94 East-West expansion in Milwaukee"
I-94 East-West Expansion: a Fiscal, Social, and Environmental Mistake
Today, Governor Evers announced his intention to restart the I-94 East-West expansion near Story Hill in Milwaukee. This project is a fiscal, social, and environmental mistake. The last time the I-94 project was proposed, it was estimated to cost more than $1 billion. The 3.5 mile highway expansion was eventually dismissed by Governor Walker for […]Read more about "I-94 East-West Expansion: a Fiscal, Social, and Environmental Mistake"
1000 Friends Joins WI Non-Driver Advisory Council
The WI Non-Driver Advisory Council held its first two meetings on June 17 & 18. Recap provided by WisDOT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaywMtMChjQ&feature=youtu.be The purpose of this council is to increase coordination within state government for the varying programs that serve those who cannot or choose not to drive. The council’s membership includes state agencies, municipalities, nonprofits and […]Read more about "1000 Friends Joins WI Non-Driver Advisory Council"