Category Archives: Bike facilities

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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All for one and one for all

More than 2.5 million people ride bicycles every year in Wisconsin, so why is it that I have to say this? It is a fact, investments in bicycling are good for you, good for your community and good for the … Continue reading

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La Crosse adopts the state’s first local complete streets law

On Thursday, August 11, the La Crosse City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Green and Complete Streets ordinance.  The new ordinance requires that bicycles and pedestrians be considered when reconstructing streets in La Crosse. It also requires that the … Continue reading

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Big turnout back bikes on Hoan

A diverse crowd packed Tuesday night’s meeting to voice support for a bikeway over the Hoan Bridge.  After supporters quickly filled the Buelah Brinton Center’s 225 cafeteria chairs, the overflow crowd happily sat on the floor, and stood in aisles. … Continue reading

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Why Bike the Hoan matters for Wisconsin

Tomorrow night there will be an incredibly important meeting to discuss a possible bicycle and pedestrian path over Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge.  This project more than any other, could be a watershed moment for bicycling in Wisconsin.  The upcoming … Continue reading

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How to Get 200 bikes in a Prius

As the state’s bicycle advocacy leader, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is always looking for fun, effective ways to increase bicycling and build bicycle culture in communities across the state. We are fortunate to have many partners in Wisconsin who … Continue reading

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Taking stock

I have always been impatient by nature.  Each week when I was a kid, I walked over the five and dime store with my allowance while my mom was grocery shopping. I would by some little toy like a balsa … Continue reading

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10,000 for 20by2020

No matter where you live in Wisconsin, we are blessed with many great places to ride a bicycle. It is the mission of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to improve conditions for bicycling statewide, but often that means working at … Continue reading

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Milwaukee’s 3rd Bike Corral

The owners of Cafe Hollander on Downer Avenue installed Milwaukee’s third bike corral today.  The first was installed by Alterra Coffee on Propect Ave.  The second was installed by the Nomad World Pub on Warren and Brady Streets.  So far … Continue reading

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Put a bike path on the Hoan and the world won’t stop turning

The current maintenance work that has one northbound and two southbound lanes shut down on the Hoan Bridge is just a band-aid to keep it open until it is re-decked in 2013. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported that the “Hoan Bridge is poised … Continue reading

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