Happy Earth Day Pogo, or Is It?

On April 22, 1970 Walt Kelly’s little possum named Pogo kicked off Earth Day with the now famous quote “We have met the enemy and he is us.” I was just eight years old then. I don’t remember Earth Day, nor its founder, former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. My earliest memories of [...]


Make Your Biking Voice Heard

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottltieb will be traveling the state in the next several weeks holding town hall meetings on transportation issues. This is a great chance to talk to the secretary directly and to let him know about biking infrastructure needs in your community. In recent years, federal transportation dollars that could [...]


Headline: Milwaukee is Amazing

If you have suffered through one of my presentations at the Bike Summit or some public meeting, all the “ya knows” sprinkled in my nasal drone probably clued you in that I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I spent some formative early years down der where da streetcars useta turn the corner ’round. Tease [...]



Diluted Vulnerable User Bill Passes

  It is good news that the Wisconsin Senate just passed an amended version of our proposed Vulnerable User Law (AB388) on a voice vote, but I’m not sabering any champagne bottles yet. Regular readers will remember the bill was amended in the Assembly to remove all penalty enhancers in order to get it through the [...]