Cost of Complete Streets: .006%

  One of the arguments for repealing Wisconsin’s successful Complete Streets law is that it is adding to the cost of road projects. Well, the official numbers are in and the answer is it is adding costs… to the tune of all of .006%. That’s right. You can read that number not as “six percent,” [...]

Vote Delayed, Bike Tax Proposed

  Yesterday, the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee tossed us a couple of curve balls. First, they postponed the scheduled vote on Complete Streets and TAP from this Thursday until sometime next week. Second, they’ve introduced a new wrinkle into the debate: a tax on bikes. What’s being proposed is a one time $25 registration fee, [...]

Wisconsin Drops in State Rankings

  Wisconsin dropped from 3rd to 9th in the latest Bicycle Friendly State rankings from the League of American Bicyclists. The rankings, released today, pointed to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget as the main reason for the fall. “Governor Walker has proposed a repeal of the Wisconsin Complete Streets law, cuts to state funding [...]