The Trouble With Numbers

Today I’m at a conference in Madison called, “Places for Bikes.” During the conference the industry-funded and led People For Bikes organization is rolling out a new program called the Bicycle Network Analysis (BNA). It’s a pretty cool way to give a more or less objective number to the bike-ability of a community. The BNA [...]

Accordions at the Crossroads

How did we get so lucky that we can find great Mexican-style Polka (Musica Norteña or Conjunto) in the historically Polish neighborhood where we hold our Polish Moon Ride? Is it something in the water there that you can’t live under the Polish Moon without Polka? Actually, we owe it to the eastern European immigrants [...]

Driver hits, kills 44-year-old riding his bike in Menomonee Falls

This year’s first fatal crash involving a person riding a bicycle occurred at 4:30 p.m., June 4 in Menomonee Falls when Patrick Heitman was struck by a 78-year-old driver attempting to make a left turn. At this point last year there were already six people killed riding bicycles on Wisconsin roadways. Heitman was traveling southeast [...]

Bill Aims to Curb Distracted Driving

For far too long drunk driving has been the scourge of Wisconsin roadways. We lead the nation in that awful and deadly behavior. But now there’s a new addiction that threatens to rival drunk driving. It’s called distracted driving and, in reality, it’s about one mighty distraction: cell phones. According to the Wisconsin DOT distracted [...]

Kids in the (City) Hall

Milwaukee needs to come together for safer streets for all and with your help we are. Over 250 people filled out Street Safety postcards during Bike Week and on Thursday, June 29 at 9:45 AM - 11 AM bike camper, kids and parents will deliver the postcards and the Bike/Walk District Reports to the Alders in City Hall for a [...]