Trump Budget Blasts Cycling

The Wisconsin Bike Fed works primarily with state and local governments. But we do keep an eye on the Federal level where most of the lobbying is carried on by the League of American Bicyclists and by the industry and its arm People for Bikes. Below find an analysis of President Trump’s initial Federal budget [...]


Tax Us, Please?

I talk to a lot of state legislators. At least among majority Republicans, a question I often get is something along the lines of, “why don’t cyclists want to pay for their own bike lanes?” In fact, a couple of years ago one very powerful legislator, Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) who co-chairs the Joint Finance [...]



DOT Audit May Impact Cycling

You may have been hearing about an audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and wondering how this might impact the roads you ride on. The quick answer is that it has no direct impact, but it might have a profound indirect one. For an explanation read on. Last year the legislature ordered the Legislative [...]


Transportation Issues Heat Up

It is becoming increasingly clear that transportation will be the big issue in the upcoming state budget debate. And the Bike Fed will be part of the discussion. At a hearing before the state Assembly Transportation Committee this past week the factions laid out their arguments. In the middle was state Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb, [...]