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Safe Routes, Safer Communities

Updated: Jan 18

Reports are now available. Learn more at our January 18 webinar from noon-1pm.


1000 Friends of Wisconsin was awarded a grant from Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) in partnership with two Green Tier Legacy Communities (GTLC) to improve community health by promoting pedestrian and bicycle access for children and families, specifically by addressing active transportation gaps to schools and parks.


Over the course of six months, the Community Programs Director worked with planners from Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids to identify areas of concern, plan and carry out walk/roll audits with community participants, collect data, and develop detailed recommendations for infrastructure improvements. The final report for each city includes a narrative of the process accompanied by photos and videos, a set of observations and recommendations for the focus areas, and maps showing bike/ped infrastructure and demographic and environmental data.


Click here for the final report for Stevens Point.


Click here for the final report for Wisconsin Rapids.



On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 12-1 for a webinar to learn more about Safe Routes, Safer Communities. Susan Gaeddert (1000 Friends of Wisconsin Community Programs Director), Carrie Edmondson (Associate Planner & Community Development Specialist for Wisconsin Rapids), and Adam Kuhn (Associate Planner & Zoning Administrator for Stevens Point) shared findings from the project and discuss next steps. Click here to watch a recording.


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