Dave Cieslewicz

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Biking: Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill
Biking

Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill

Increases penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure bicyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Bike Commuter Tax Break Threatened
Biking

Bike Commuter Tax Break Threatened

Senate version of tax plan ends $20 per month benefit for those biking to work.

Biking: Make Your Voice Heard on Biking
Biking

Make Your Voice Heard on Biking

State DNR holding meetings on outdoor Recreations Opportunity planning, wants citizen input.

Biking: State’s Recreational Future Being Planned
Biking

State’s Recreational Future Being Planned

More motorized recreation pushed for; what about biking and walking trails?

Biking: Budget Prevents Local Recreational Trails
Biking

Budget Prevents Local Recreational Trails

No land condemnation allowed to create recreational, bicycle, pedestrian trails.

Biking: State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking
Biking

State Budget Is Good, Bad for Biking

Includes a last minute, anonymous proposal hostile to cyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Foxconn, Biking and State Roads
Biking

Foxconn, Biking and State Roads

$3 billion spent on transportation would create more jobs, fix all roads, add bike lanes.

Biking: Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee
Biking

Walker Ignores Biking on State Committee

No biking, pedestrian representatives on autonomous vehicles committee.

Biking: Oregon Passes Bike Tax
Biking

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

$15 on purchase of new bike. Will Wisconsin follow suit?

Biking: Vulnerable User Bill Moves Forward
Biking

Vulnerable User Bill Moves Forward

Includes tougher sanctions against motorists who hit bicyclists, pedestrians.

Biking: Blaming the Biking Victim
Biking

Blaming the Biking Victim

Driver kills biker on shoulder of road, driver’s attorney tries to blame the cyclist.

Biking: Lobby Day on the Way
Biking

Lobby Day on the Way

On April 13th advocates will lobby legislators for pro-biking measures.

Biking: Tax Cyclists for Road Upgrades?
Biking

Tax Cyclists for Road Upgrades?

Bike registration fees could be used for transportation infrastructure.

Biking: More Biking Fights Climate Change
Biking

More Biking Fights Climate Change

3% increase would save 33 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Biking: Good Budget for Bikes?
Biking

Good Budget for Bikes?

Walker budget hikes local roads funding by 25%. But legislators may change it.

Biking: Breaking Up DNR Could Harm Biking
Biking

Breaking Up DNR Could Harm Biking

Biking issues would be split between two agencies, with more layers of bureaucracy.

Biking: How Will Trump Handle Transportation?
Biking

How Will Trump Handle Transportation?

Elaine Chao will be key. Federal infrastructure dollars might help fund state’s local roads.

Biking: New Bike Fees, Taxes Coming?
Biking

New Bike Fees, Taxes Coming?

Increased fees for bikers using state parks and other hikes could be proposed.

Biking: Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed
Biking

Why Mark Gottlieb Will Be Missed

DOT Secretary sought to fix all the state’s transportation needs. Maybe that’s why he’s gone.

Biking: Bikers Brings Benefits for Motorists
Biking

Bikers Brings Benefits for Motorists

Studies show more biking and bike-friendly policies reduce auto traffic, accidents.

Biking: Budget Talks Focus on Transportation
Biking

Budget Talks Focus on Transportation

So what about biking, part of industry that adds $1.5 billion to Wisconsin economy?

1200 Bikers Ride to Support Chris Kegel

1200 Bikers Ride to Support Chris Kegel

Trek-sponsored event salutes Wheel & Sprocket owner who has cancer.

Kenosha or Bust!

Kenosha or Bust!

Scenes from the second annual Ride Across Wisconsin, from Dubuque to Kenosha.

Op-Ed: Cars Do NOT Own the Road
Op-Ed

Cars Do NOT Own the Road

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist in Dane County. TV reporter asks why bicyclist was on the road.