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Making Stevens Point More Bike Friendly

By Portage County Business Council

Originally published by the City of Stevens Point 

Stevens Point More Bike Friendly

Dave Cieslewicz, Exec. Dir. of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, and Share & Be Aware Ambassador, Michelle Bachaus, will visit Thursday to discuss how the Bike Fed can help Stevens Point become more convenient, safer, and fun place to ride bicycles.

The team will meet with City and County representatives, business owners, bike advocates and the public to discuss the vision set forth in the Portage County Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan adopted by the City of Stevens Point, Village of Whiting, and Portage County Board.

Dave Cieslewicz served two terms as mayor of Madison where he set the city on a path for Platinum status as one of the best biking cities in North America. Before that, he started his own nonprofit, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, which focuses on land use and transportation policy. He has been an adjunct professor at UW-Madison’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning where he teaches a class called Bikes, Pedestrians and Cities.

Schedule for the Day:

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Open meeting with City and County representatives and the public to discuss the vision, goals and objectives of the City of Stevens Point and Portage County as outlined in the Portage County Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Location: Mid-State Technical College, Community Engagement Room 634, 1001 Centerpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Public forum to identify problems and opportunities for a better and more bike friendly community. Location: ShopKo bus transit stop (1200 Main Street, Stevens Point 54481)

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Fun Family Bike Ride – KIDS ARE WELCOME (no training wheels please). Location: Ride leaves from ShopKo bus transit stop (1200 Main Street, Stevens Point, 54481)

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