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 [...]

Cycling Civility

As Chris Froome struggled with a broken bike on a hill during the most grueling stage of the Tour de France on Sunday his closest competitors slowed down so as not to take advantage of his misfortune. “I want to say thank you to the other riders for not attacking,” Froome said. “They waited until [...]

State Budget Still Unresolved

Here are the latest developments in the state budget stalemate. As predicted, transportation remains the biggest stumbling block to passage of a budget for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. The budget is now five days over due, but unlike other states where the government shuts down without a budget, Wisconsin [...]