Lobby Day on the Way

The Wisconsin legislative session is starting to gain momentum and it’s time to get to work. Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget contains $77 million in new funding for local road repair. That’s important because it means more potholes will get filled, more local roads will be resurfaced and more county highways will get paved shoulders. [...]

Trump Budget Blasts Cycling

The Wisconsin Bike Fed works primarily with state and local governments. But we do keep an eye on the Federal level where most of the lobbying is carried on by the League of American Bicyclists and by the industry and its arm People for Bikes. Below find an analysis of President Trump’s initial Federal budget [...]

Tax Us, Please?

I talk to a lot of state legislators. At least among majority Republicans, a question I often get is something along the lines of, “why don’t cyclists want to pay for their own bike lanes?” In fact, a couple of years ago one very powerful legislator, Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) who co-chairs the Joint Finance [...]

Year Packed With Bike Events

Yowza. I was preparing to appear on a Wisconsin Public Radio show this morning when I put together some notes on what the Bike Fed has coming up in the next several months. The list is pretty darn exciting. Take a look: March: Bike Walk Civics, Thursdays at noon. An online seminar for local advocates [...]