Bike Week Ends Strong

It has been a fantastic 2015 Wisconsin Bike Week. And it ends with a great announcement from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. But first we need to acknowledge that the week’s events highlighted both the fun of biking and why the Bike Fed’s work is so important. Three tragic crashes – including two fatalities near [...]

10 Reasons to Attend National “Organizing, Leadership & Digital Strategy” Training in Milwaukee

Support for creating more bikeable, walkable places is on the rise — and luckily there are tools and best practices to capture that momentum in sophisticated and equitable ways. And that’s exactly what we’ll explore at the Alliance for Walking and Biking’s 2015 National Training, July 29-31, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We live in a digital [...]

Lobby Day a Success (sort of)

Seventy intrepid Bike Fed members hit the marble halls of the State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday. All told they met with 51 legislators, including 25 Republicans and 26 Democrats. All of the major legislative leaders, including the Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader and the co-chairs of the powerful Joint Finance Committee, were contacted. [...]

Crosswalk Question: What do bicycles do?

I recently got this question from a member, and it touches on what I think is a poorly understood but very important traffic safety concern: Dave, I noticed this crosswalk law mentioned in a story and wondered what it means for bicyclists? Are you familiar with this law? “Wisconsin’s pedestrian “right-of-way” law, or Statute 346.24 [...]