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“Smart Trips” Hits the Streets in Riverwest and Harambee

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 […]

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Neighbor Spotlight: Tess Kenny

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. 

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Sing the Bicycle Electric

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.