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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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In the News: Transit Equity Day

Gregg was quoted on the following news sites following the Transit Equity Day Press Release: CBS 58: “On this day, we celebrate not only her act of resistance, but the rights for all to have affordable and efficient public transit,” 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin Transportation Policy Director Gregg May said. NBC 15: “We celebrate not only […]

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Graphic for Transit Equity Day event 2022. Shows outlines of people using various forms of transit with a subtitle "Getting Transit On Track for Our Future."

Transit Equity Day

For the past few years, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin has helped organize and participated in Transit Equity Day, an event that celebrates Rosa Parks’ act of resistance and the right for all to high-quality, accessible public transportation. Held annually on her birthday, February 4th, Transit Equity Day is a nationwide event that calls for elected […]

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Press Release: Wisconsin commemorates Rosa Parks’ birthday with Transit Equity Day

Press conference and proclamations uplift the importance of public transit for racial equity, access and the environment. Governor Evers and several mayors in Wisconsin (including Madison, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, and Appleton, Neenah, Menasha) have proclaimed February 4, 2022 Transit Equity Day to commemorate Rosa Parks’ birthday. This event featured elected officials and transit advocates […]

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