I94 Webinar

Webinar: Taking a Closer Look at How Hwy. I-94’s Expansion Will Impact Milwaukee

On March 4th, 1000 Friends joined a WISPIRG webinar taking a closer look at how highway I-94’s expansion will impact Milwaukee. In conjunction with coalition partners, the webinar explored the social, environmental, and fiscal consequences of the expansion project and discussed a potential transit solution that improves safety and operation on I-94 without expansion. Watch […]

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I-94 sign

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 […]

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I-94 Expansion. Rendering from WisDOT.

We Oppose I-94 Expansion – Op-ed

This week Governor Tony Evers will be briefed on the proposed Interstate 94 highway expansion project in Milwaukee. This project should not move forward – especially in a year with public health and economic crises, increased awareness of racial disparities, and Governor Evers’ task force on climate change. Additionally, the rationale behind the project is shaky at […]

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Isthmus Freeway Plan 1955

Transportation Connection (Pt. 6) – Neighborhood Preservation

It’s difficult to visualize the damage that downtown freeways have caused our cities. For many, these highways have always been there, providing economic development and efficient travel into cities from the suburbs. Their role as a cornerstone of racial segregation, and their destruction of municipal budgets and the urban fabric has left our collective memory. […]

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