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 [...]

National Bike Summit Day Three: Lobby Day

The big lobby day at the League of American Bicyclists’ 2017 National Bike Summit finally arrived for our eight stalwart advocates from Wisconsin. Our crew had meetings scheduled with the following members of Congress and the Senate: Rep. Glenn Grothman, [R-WI 6] Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI-3] Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] Rep. [...]

National Bike Summit Day Two: Wassup

The sunrise serves as a reminder that our government continues to serve an important role in our daily lives, so participating in our democratic process still has value. The National Bike Summit is the one time each year you hear the word “bicycle” in every office around Capitol Hill. Some advocates here have suggested that [...]