Stevens Point Safe Routes Project cover page

Safe Routes, Safer Communities

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 […]

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Safe Routes Webinar

Webinar 9: Safe Routes, Safer Communities – watch the recording

1000 Friends of Wisconsin partnered with Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids to assess active transportation routes to schools and parks in their respective cities. Over the course of 6 months, 1000 Friends Community Programs Director worked with city planners from Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids to identify key public locations, plan walk/roll audits with community participants, and develop detailed recommendations for […]

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Groundbreaking for Madison’s new transit line

Groundbreaking for Madison’s new transit line

Last week, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin was invited to the groundbreaking for Madison’s new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. Identified as a “mover and influencer,” 1000 Friends has continually advocated for this new transit line which will serve as a backbone of Madison Metro’s networking moving forward. BRT is one of the most cost-effective ways to […]

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Press Release for Fix at Six

Final push for Fix at Six

On Monday, December 12, 1000 Friends and members of the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) held a press conference about the I-94 expansion project. WisDOT has selected the more expensive, 8-lane expansion as their preferred project and was holding public hearings this week. This decision is a mistake for many environmental, fiscal, and social reasons, […]

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Diverging diamond design for Stadium Interchange. Image from I-94 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

County Committee Backs I-94 ‘Fix at Six’

A committee of the Milwaukee County Board approved a resolution Tuesday opposing the planned expansion of Interstate 94 between 70th and 16th streets and advocating for the “Fix at Six” proposal that calls for making fixes to the freeway without expanding it. Read the full story on the Urban Milwaukee website.

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Webinar 8: Electric Buses in Wisconsin – watch the recording

Did you know that Wisconsin was just awarded 65 electric school buses? Join our webinar on Wednesday, November 30 at Noon to learn more about the future of EV buses in Wisconsin! We are excited to be joined by Susan Mudd (Environmental Law & Policy Center) and Trevor Jung (City of Racine – Ryde Racine) who […]

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