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 [...]



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 [...]