The future of bicycling in Wisconsin is at risk

March 19, 2015

Sarah Braker

The future of bicycling in Wisconsin is at risk.

The bad news: Bicycling is under attack in your state. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proposed a budget that would cut funding for bicycle infrastructure by $2 million and suspend a major mountain bike trail funding program until 2028. His budget includes a repeal of the Complete Streets law which requires bicyclists and pedestrians to be considered when state or federal dollars go toward building a new road.

The good news: You have a chance to make a difference. The Wisconsin Bike Fed is encouraging Wisconsin riders to attend upcoming public meetings. These meetings are your opportunity to share why bicycling is important to you and to the state. Share your experiences of how bicycle infrastructure has improved your life or examples of why additional improvements are still needed.

Meeting dates and times:

Friday, March 20 (10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.)
Alverno College
Pitman Theatre
3400 South 43rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53234

Monday, March 23 (10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin-Barron County
Fine Arts Theatre
1800 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Thursday, March 26 (9:30 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m.)
Reedsburg High School – CAL Center Auditorium
1100 South Albert Avenue
Reedsburg, WI 53959

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Bike Fed action alert.

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