Compiled by Greta Jochem Bike Federation of Wisconsin 3618 W Pierce St (414) 431-1798 Wisconsinbikefed.org This statewide organization works to make Wisconsin a better place to ride a bike, primarily through education and legislation. In the past, they have helped pass bike legislation like the 2009 anti-dooring legislation and have hosted and promoted events like […]
Five years in the making, the Milwaukee Smart Trips Pilot Program is finally hitting the pavement in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. Primarily funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the three-year program is being run by the Wisconsin Bike Fed in partnership with the City of […]
Neighbor Spotlight – Tess Kenney
by Sue Blaustein, photo by Peter DiAntoni
Theresa Kenney – Riverwest Neighborhood Association’s 2010 “Neighbor of the Year” – gets up early. Her morning routine includes brewing a cup of green tea and then surfing the listservs of activist organizations in Riverwest. She scans the latest chatter from the Riverwest Co-op, the RNA, and Riverwest Health Initiative, the Victory Garden Initiative, Transition Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban Gardens and Concordia Gardens.
by Jessica Wineberg Binder and Kevin Luecke
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
To many, crocuses and other flowersare the first sign of spring. To Jacob Newborn of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, more crowded bike lanes indicate that winter is over.
What if your bicycle, that ultimate green form of transportation, could generate electricity? The thought that has crossed all our minds at one time or another was actually put into practice by Dan Aukofer and his co-conspirators, Dan O’Brien and Chuck Smith. With eight bicycles to start, they generated electricity for the lights as well as the power for Deb and Dan Aukofer’s band, Soul Purpose, which performed in their barn in Waukesha.