For access to work, food, healthcare and social engagement, transportation is essential. For many around the state, owning or driving a car is not a possibility, whether that is due to income level, disability or lack of driver’s license. In these cases, walking, biking and public transit becomes a necessity. For others, choosing walking, biking and public transit provides an environmentally-friendly and convenient alternative to driving. It is for this very reason that our organization has partnered with the statewide transportation summit Arrive Together: Building a 21st Century Transportation System for Wisconsin and is hosting a Milwaukee Bike Advocacy Agenda Brainstorm.
An effective plan that repairs local roads and provides transit rather than massive highways is essential to providing an equitable solution to Wisconsin’s broken transportation system.
Join us at Arrive Together: Building a 21st Century Transportation System for Wisconsin, taking place from 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Milwaukee Area Technical College (700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI in the Main Conference Center Room 605). This event includes a light breakfast, lunch and a social hour; a keynote address that is open to the public; a 2 hour Milwaukee Bike Advocacy Session by the Wisconsin Bike fed and Path to Platinum; a talk by Sierra Club President Aaron Mair and breakout groups and training sessions for equitable transportation and transit advocates. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has also been invited to speak at this event and to attend the morning listening session. Come for the plenary session at 10:30 am or stay for the whole day! Registration is required and the 10 fee is only for those who can afford it.
Milwaukee Bike Advocacy Agenda Brainstorm
What are your ideas for making Milwaukee better for biking? Come share your ideas, energy, and strategies to get things done that will make
biking better across the city.
We have had some recent successes with road diets adding bike lanes and green lanes but more to happen just like we know you do. The Mayor announced that he wants Milwaukee to be Platinum but we will need protected bike lanes and investment from the City to get there. How can we build public pressure to get it done? Join us and share your ideas.
Please RSVP here. Dec 15 5:30-7:30pm 16th Street Health Center. 1032 S Cesar E Chavez Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53204
The Bike Fed and Path to Platinum will use input from both sessions to develop an advocacy agenda and action plan to work on collectively in 2017. Please share your thoughts and ideas at these meetings or below.