$13 Million in TAP Grants Awarded

On Monday the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced approximately $13 million in funding will go toward 27 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects around the state. Municipalities are required to supply a 20% local match for the projects. Along with traditional trail projects and sidewalks, the grants include funding to expand bike sharing from Milwaukee into [...]

Sharrows vs Bike Lanes

There seems to be an explosion of sharrows, also called shared lane pavement markings, being installed in communities around Wisconsin since they were approved a few years ago by the Federal Highway Administration and now appear in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the bible for traffic engineers. Down in southeastern Wisconsin, West Allis recently [...]

Update On SE Regional Trails

I attended the Milwaukee County Trails Council last Thursday and left with five pages of notes. I will try to boil down my scribbles into a few of the more salient updates on the higher profile trail projects. Oak Leaf Trail Extension North: Top of the list is the final segment in the extension of [...]