1000 Friends advocates for transportation options that are clean, equitable and cost effective. We believe that a disproportionate focus on automobiles has encouraged sprawl and unsustainable land use patterns. Transportation is also the second largest source of carbon emissions in the United States. We work on transportation policy at the state and local level to encourage investment in public transportation, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, while fighting against unneeded highway expansion.
Fighting Wasteful Spending
We are opposed to increased spending on new highway miles in Wisconsin at a time when people are driving less and need more transportation options. We are currently focusing on two hugely wasteful projects – the proposed expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee, and increasing capacity on State Highway 23 in Sheboygan and Fond-du-Lac counties.