Now on to a not so pleasant discussion. The State of WI has a major transportation bill under review.
- Projects that include bikes paths, bike lanes and neighborhood sidewalks could be put in jeopardy by a budget provision slipped into the Wisconsin transportation budget last week.
- The provision would prohibit local jurisdictions and the state Department of Transportation from condemning property to "establish or extend" recreational trails, bicycle commuter paths, bike lanes or sidewalks.
- There’s simply no reason for this power to be left in place for highways but be eliminated for facilities serving cyclists and pedestrians.
Info on WI Bike Federation website and how to contact State representatives and Senators about this troubling issue. We need to maintain and grow our highly regarded syste of trails and paths for safety and good health!
Act now so we maintain our Platinum City ranking! (1 of 5 US cities cited for for bike friendliness)