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 [...]



Confessing my bike rage

It was fall, 2013 and I had just started my new job at the Bike Fed. I was biking into work wearing my best suit because later that morning I needed to testify at a legislative hearing on – of all things – our vulnerable users bill. As I turned into the new contra flow [...]


What happens to a person riding a bicycle or person walking if they are partially at fault for a crash in Wisconsin?

Thanks for this guest post by Clayton Griessmeyer, Bicycle Injury Lawyer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Bike Fed  www.griessmeyerlaw.com   Getting hit by a car while bicycling, walking, or jogging often results in out of pocket losses. These may include things like a deductible for medical insurance, medical bills, [...]


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, [...]