Peering into the budgetary crystal ball

In order to figure out what the future of funding for bicycling looks like for Wisconsin, I have to reconcile the new federal two-year transportation budget MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the in the 21st Century), with the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation’s biennial budget request for 2014-2015 and the insights Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Gottlieb [...]


Federal bike funding cut, but not gone

After years of extensions to the previous 2005 federal transportation bill, and seemingly endless debate and partisan gridlock, our elected leaders in Washington finally approved a transportation bill called MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century). We have now had a month to read and dissect the $105 billion two-year bill to [...]


800 Messengers

Today is what the National Bike Summit is all about. This morning, as you read this post, more than 800 people will ride bikes to Capitol Hill to carry the message that cycling is a simple, inexpensive solution to many of our nations’ problems. Each year, the number of bicycling advocates who come to Washington for [...]