Legislators Give Thumbs Up to Self-Driving Cars

Two public meetings this week produced surprisingly strong support for self-driving vehicles in Wisconsin. On Tuesday evening Madison’s Capital Times newspaper hosted a forum on self-driving cars. About seventy-five people showed up. When the moderator asked for applause for various points of view the loudest clapping came for the pro-driverless position. Opponents generated only a [...]




Confessing my bike rage

It was fall, 2013 and I had just started my new job at the Bike Fed. I was biking into work wearing my best suit because later that morning I needed to testify at a legislative hearing on – of all things – our vulnerable users bill. As I turned into the new contra flow [...]


DOT Audit May Impact Cycling

You may have been hearing about an audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and wondering how this might impact the roads you ride on. The quick answer is that it has no direct impact, but it might have a profound indirect one. For an explanation read on. Last year the legislature ordered the Legislative [...]