I just joined the Bike Fed!

No, I didn’t just become a member. I’ve been a member for 15 years. I am excited to announce that effective July 5th, I will be the new Director of Communications for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. Obviously that means I am leaving my position as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Milwaukee. [...]


Gray is the new extreme

I guess extreme weather comes in all forms. I’m not sure if it was easier to stay dry in yesterday’s torrential rain or in the 110% humidity and fog today.  I’m beginning to have a hard time remembering what it is like to ride a bicycle in the summer.  We seem to be stuck in [...]


Chicago PD ticket Scrochers and Scofflaws

According to a news story in the Tribune, last week Tuesday Chicago police headed what I would call a Three E’ Blitz to stop cyclists from running red lights and blocking crosswalks at the intersection of Kinzie, Des Plaines and Milwaukee.  That location was chosen because it is a complicated intersection on the new protected bike lane that is heavily used by [...]



Clybourn Bridge Now Bicycle Friendly

Yesterday, with no fanfare, the Milwaukee Department of Public Works re-opened the Clybourn Street lift bridge, which now includes bicycle-friendly plates on the north side of the open metal grate deck.  People no longer need fear riding across the once slippery metal decking on this important one-way connection west to the 6th Street Bridge and the Hank Aaron State Trail. Unfortunately, the rest of [...]