Activist Tim Wong Was a Crusty Pioneer

This guest blog first appeared on the Madison Bikes site and was authored by long-time Madison cycling activist, former Bike Fed staffer and board member, and Madison Bikes cofounder Robbie Webber. Just after Tim Wong died on June 30, I posted an announcement and added a few words about what Tim meant to the bicycling […]

Ride the Polish Moon

It looms over Milwaukee’s Bayview Neighborhood like a beacon. I knew it as the Allen Bradley clock when I was growing up in West Allis, but it is now the home of Rockwell Automation. Anyway, as a kid I learned that it is the largest four-sided clock in the world. You say that London’s Big […]

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

Oregon has become the first state to pass a tax aimed at bicycles. BikePortland reports that as part of an omnibus transportation budget, the Oregon legislature created a $15 flat tax on the purchase of new bicycles with a 26-inch or larger wheel diameter and valued at $200 or more. The tax is expected to […]

Signs On St. Paul Avenue Are Helpful When Visible

The Streetcar construction is well underway with a section of completed tracks on St Paul Avenue in the Third Ward. On July 1 the Milwaukee Streetcar Twitter account posted about cars, buses and bikes crossing the tracks. Thank you to the City of Milwaukee for this investment in a multi-modal future where there are many […]