Susan Gaeddert teaching the first Community Transportation Academy class in La Crosse

1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!

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 […]

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Wisconsin Non-Driver Advisory Council website

WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council

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 […]

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Transit Equity Day proclomation by Gov Tony Evers

Transit equity day proclamation accepted!

On February 4th, groups across the country celebrated Transit Equity Day, which is a national day of action commemorating the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change. This year 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, succeeded in getting a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers acknowledging the importance of transit in […]

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Dangerous By Design Cover

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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Non-driver ArcGIS Online App

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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