Last week, our transportation policy director, Gregg May, was asked to speak in Milwaukee about the future of downtown highways. At live show of NEWaukee’s Urban Spaceship podcast, we shared our preliminary efforts around reimagining 794 in Milwaukee. I-794 is an underutilized highway spur in Milwaukee that separates Downtown Milwaukee from the Historic Third Ward. […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Rethinking 794 in Milwaukee"
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"
Advocacy Update: On March 3rd, 1000 Friends and 29 other organizations submitted a letter asking that WisDOT prioritize discretionary infrastructure funding to projects that promote equity and sustainability. These goals are laid out in a new US DOT memorandum, which we would like WisDOT to use when deciding which projects to fund. To achieve the administration’s […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Letter to Governor and WisDOT Secretary – Infrastructure Projects"
Gregg was recently quoted on the Planetizen site: Transit Activists Call on Wisconsin Leaders To Reject Car-Centric Planning Gregg May, transportation policy director for 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, agrees. “We have almost no state funding for walking and biking. We fund transit 10% less than we did in 2006 when adjusted for inflation and it’s created […]Read more about "Planetizen: Transit Activists Call on Wisconsin Leaders To Reject Car-Centric Planning"
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 […]Read more about "In the News: 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 […]Read more about "Transit Equity Day"