Wisconsin 3rd in Bicycle Friendy States

In a blog post from the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation today (see link) the announcement by the League of American Bicyclists that Wisconsin climbed from #8 in 2012 to #3 in the 2013 rankings of Bicycle Friendly States!

To see the League information on Wisconsin click on image below:

e saw the announcement by the League of American Bicyclists that Wisconsin climbed to from #8 in 2012 to #3 in their 2013 rankings of Bicycle Friendly States – See more at: http://wisconsinbikefed.org/2014/05/01/wisconsin-jumps-5-places-in-bicycle-friendly-state-rankings/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BicycleFederationOfWisconsin+%28Bicycle+Federation+of+Wisconsin%29#sthash.6Qbomm2W.dpuf

National Bike Challenge

It’s the First Day of May!

Tradition has it that May is a Spring month….can’t really tell with the April weather we’ve had so far…

But, while Spring may be tardy, May 1st also means that the National Bike Challenge has arrived! Time for the bikes to hit the road, and start wheeling in those miles. The warmer weather will be sure to follow shortly.

The National Bike challenge runs from May 1st through September 30th. This may seem like a lot of time, but there is nothing better than being a part of this from the very beginning; the more miles biked, the better you will feel, the more money will stay in your pocket, and the more fun you will have with your Challenge Teammates!

Only 153 days left, so start pedaling!! Join the fun!

To participate go to https://nationalbikechallenge.org/ 

If you would like more information on how to join or create a team – email Sarah Wallace

 

Creation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

Are you interested in Bicycling and walking in the County? Would you like to participate or continue to participate in the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan?

Join us for a discussion to formally set up a County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee!

We are in the process of identifying the role, responsibilities, purpose and structure of how a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee should continue within the County structure.  To participate click on this link – to access the Doodle page for  meeting availability and set up.  More information to come.

Plan ADOPTED!

Hello I am happy to announce that the Portage County Board of Supervisors Adopted the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan at last nights meeting. Thanks for all of your handwork, interest and continued participation in this project.

Stay tuned for more information on the process for creating an ongoing Bike/Ped Committee at the County level.  Also, a few other implementation items have started.

Bike to work week – A group of individuals from Portage County CAN, UWSP, County P&Z, City Transit etc. have been working to create the first Bike to work week event and week long promotion of events.  For more information please see: http://www.portagecountycan.org/physical-activity 

Stevens Point Bikers

Leadership Portage County – a team of 11 have been working with local cyclists, community leaders and interested citizens to create rural cycling routes/loops throughout Portage County.  Stay tuned for more information on this project.

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If you have any questions on activities that are going on in our community or you would like to share a walking or bicycling event, education, etc. please contact Sarah Wallace at wallaces@co.portage.wi.us or 715-346-1334.

County Board Presentation Tonight

Tonight at 5:00 the County Board will received the final Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and presentation by County Planning staff on the project.  Next week, Tuesday the 22nd at 5:00 the County Board will be taking action on the Plan.  Please join us if you are able in bringing this Plan to Adoption!

County Planning and Zoning Committee Recommened Plan for Approval

Last night the Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting met for public hearing, discussion and action on the County’s Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.  I am happy to announce that the Planning and Zoning Committee recommended approval of the Plan by Resolution.   It will now be forwarded on to the full County Board.

Portage County Board of Supervisors will have a presentation regarding the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan on April 15th – with Action to be taken the following week - April 22nd.  The County Board meetings are held at 5:00 in the County Board Chambers, Portage County County-City Building, 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point WI 54481.

Final Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Great Joint Meeting

Thanks for a very engaged,  great discussion on lasts nights bicycle and pedestrian meeting. I am happy to announce that both our Urban and Rural Ad Hoc Committes recommened approval of the Plan to the Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee.

Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting on March 25th with the anticipation that it will be on the April 15th County Board agenda for action/approval.

Again,  special thanks to our consultants Toole Design Group, committee members and general citizen that have participated in this planning process.

Stay tuned for next steps. IMPLEMENTATION!

Update: The presentation that was given at the Joint Committee Meeting is now available for download here.

Final Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

On Wednesday March 19th from 4:00 to 4:30 Portage County Planning and Zoning and Consultants from Toole Design Group will be in attendance for one last Open House to present the Final Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

At 4:30 a joint meeting of the Urban, Rural, and Technical Ad Hoc Committees along with the Portage County Planning and Zoning Committee will be meeting with County Planning Staff and Consultants from Toole Design Group to discuss and make recommendation on the Final Plan.

Please find packet information and Final Plan information below.

Please contact Sarah Wallace at wallaces@co.portage.wi.us or 715-345-1334 for any comments or questions you may have about the project or attached documents.

New Bicycle Facebook Page

With the County-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan almost complete, which has many recommendations and many eager people to start implementation.  A small group of individuals from multiple organizations have been meeting to discuss how to promote Bike to Work Week.  If you are a “face booker” you can find the new page at: https://www.facebook.com/bwspoco If you would like to get involved – contact Sarah Wallace at 715-346-1334715-346-1334 or wallaces@co.portage.wi.us -

MEETING CANCLED!

Out Joint meeting on the County-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will be CANCELED for tonight.  Future meeting date and time will be forthcoming.

Thanks for your interest on this project – we look forward to continuing the conversation.