Category Archives: Bicycle Funding

Madison continues to invest in bicycling

Written by Amanda White, Associate Director Wednesday night, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin demonstrated that he gets that bicycling is a good investment even in difficult economic circumstances. Before a packed house, Mayor Soglin announced his proposal to increase funding for bicycle … Continue reading

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Recissions in a Recession

On June 30th, the Federal Highway Administration delivered papers to all the state DOTs stating that they have until this Friday to come up with $2.5 billion dollars in unobligated federally apportioned funds and give them back.  The bottom line is that the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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More Davy Wonka and the Wisconsin Ranking

As I mentioned in my previous wonky post, the League of American Bicyclists gave Wisconsin a D grade in infrastructure for their bicycle friendly state evaluation.  Most states actually received an F, and all for the same reason: states are … Continue reading

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Do I really want to go there?

I recently put the truth-o-meter to the first comment under an Off the Couch post about the critical mass riders over the Hoan Bridge. Well today Tom forwarded me another completely “Pants on fire” comment from his recent Off the Couch post about … Continue reading

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Truth-o-meter for Tom Held’s readers

This is the first reader comment under Tom Held’s recent column about the bike tax in Maine: “Biking is a recreational activity akin to skiing, tennis and golf. It’s a luxury that only a few people choose to partake in.” That comment … Continue reading

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Coffee break sprint: Bike taxes, bike corrals and complete streets

In my recent post about diverting the sales tax on bicycles to pay for bike projects, I mentioned the hypocrisy of how the many of the pro-car, anti-tax advocates are quick to suggest new taxes for people who ride bicycles as … Continue reading

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