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Wisconsin Bike Fed makes October Wisconsin Walks Month
Press Release

Wisconsin Bike Fed makes October Wisconsin Walks Month

A person hit by a car going 40 mph will be killed in 85 percent of those crashes.

Protecting children through pedestrian safety
Press Release

Protecting children through pedestrian safety

The Bike Fed team coordinated with school principals in this important effort to improve the safety and health of children attending neighborhood schools.

Bike Czar: Riding a Bicycle IS Safe
Bike Czar

Riding a Bicycle IS Safe

Why the call for bicyclists to avoid highway is completely misguided.

Citizen Action Applauds Outsourcing  Accountability Bill
Press Release

Citizen Action Applauds Outsourcing Accountability Bill

On Tuesday Citizen Action of Wisconsin called on the Legislature to enact stronger accountability measures.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Create a Media Orgy!
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Create a Media Orgy!

Their press conference releasing the plan for new arena and development generated at least 20 stories. Mission accomplished.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Murphy’s Law: America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke
Murphy’s Law

America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke

He’s in the news everywhere and conservatives are falling all over themselves in adulation.

Bike Czar: Fatal Crash in Minocqua Kills Bicyclist
Bike Czar

Fatal Crash in Minocqua Kills Bicyclist

Motorist initially charged with negligent homicide, but that has been dropped to inattentive driving, though investigation is not completed.

Bike Czar: 13-time Loser Kills 61-Year-Old Bicyclist
Bike Czar

13-time Loser Kills 61-Year-Old Bicyclist

James R. Erdmann Jr, who had 13 previous traffic violations, is arrested in hit-and-run of bicyclist.

Bike Czar: The Tragic Death of Tom Van Hoof
Bike Czar

The Tragic Death of Tom Van Hoof

A well-known and much-loved member of the bicycling community was killed in a crash with a motorist on Mill Road.

Bike Czar: Year’s First Fatality, Bicyclist Hit by SUV
Bike Czar

Year’s First Fatality, Bicyclist Hit by SUV

Bicyclists continue to be killed by negligent drivers, which is why Wisconsin needs a Vulnerable User Law.

Bike Czar: Fun Exhibition for Milwaukee Bikeshare
Bike Czar

Fun Exhibition for Milwaukee Bikeshare

Poster art by a nationally known illustrator and cycling enthusiast helps raise money for Bike Share program.

Bike Czar: Sidewalk Cycling Can Kill
Bike Czar

Sidewalk Cycling Can Kill

Motorists don't see bicyclists on sidewalks, which can lead to accidents at intersections. What is the solution?

One Percent.  It’s a Start.

One Percent. It’s a Start.

Tom Held of the Journal Sentinel reports in his article, Census says: more bikes on the road in Milwaukee, that "The number of Milwaukee workers who bicycled to their jobs more than doubled from 2006 to 2008, and now accounts for more than 1% of the total commuter traffic."

Murphy’s Law: Did Ament’s Aides Conspire to Replace the Chair of Personnel?
Murphy’s Law

Did Ament’s Aides Conspire to Replace the Chair of Personnel?

Did Tom Ament's aides scheme to replace the chair of the county board's personnel committee so they could get their blockbuster pension plan passed?