Bike-share Really Isn’t A Bike Program

While there is no denying bicycles are the centerpieces of bike-sharing programs, many business leaders see the systems as community amenities that help them attract and retain talented workers and reduce health care costs. On Wednesday Milwaukee’s fun new Bublr Bikes launched with quite a bit of fanfare and a host of smiling public officials [...]

$13 Million in TAP Grants Awarded

On Monday the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced approximately $13 million in funding will go toward 27 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects around the state. Municipalities are required to supply a 20% local match for the projects. Along with traditional trail projects and sidewalks, the grants include funding to expand bike sharing from Milwaukee into [...]

Valid Bike Shop Update

Update by Eric Crouthamel, Valid Shop Manager Valid Bike Shop is the Bike Fed’s Safe Routes to School warehouse and Youth Mechanic training grounds. Over 200 bikes are stored and maintained in this Milwaukee Public Schools Ex-Auto Shop. It hosts Open Shop hours and trains local urban youth on basic bike mechanics. -Jake This spring [...]