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Wisconsin ranked 3rd most bikeable state

Jasmine Ferrell

Biking in Wisconsin is only getting better. Looking at the new state rankings by the League of American Bicyclists, Wisconsin is now the third most bikeable state, so give your bike a pat on the seat.

The criteria for the ranking consisted of five general topics: Legislation and Enforcement, Policies and Programs, Infrastructure and Funding, Education and Encouragement, and lastly, Evaluation and Planning. While performance in the categories varied from state to state, the greatest challenge remains in Infrastructure and Funding.

If this ranking were, in fact, a bicycle race, the competition would’ve been tense. Washington maintained their lead from the year before with 66.8 points, and their success in infrastructure and funding acted like a jet pack keeping them far from the rest of the competition. Washington was a shoe-in, but the real sweat started pouring when it came to the fight for second.

Minnesota and Wisconsin (natural competitors), kept the race tight – with a mere five points between them. Judging from last year’s performance, Wisconsin was the underdog, placing eighth to Minnesota’s fourth. Through hill and valley, the two kept in stride together and it was only when they faced policies and programming that Wisconsin, overcome with fatigue, fell a little behind.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.