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Transportation Equity

1000 Friends advocates for transportation options that are clean, equitable and cost effective.

waukeshatrans11We 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.

Transportation Equity – Transportation is vital.  It connects people to jobs, healthcare, the grocery store, school and more. For people who aren’t able to drive, can’t afford to drive or do not want to drive, getting from point A to point B can be expensive, burdensome – even impossible. On December 3rd, transit users, community advocates and allies from around Wisconsin will gather in Milwaukee to explore the impact of transportation on people in our state and how we can advocate for change.

Transit – We believe that great communities need reliable high quality transit options.

Good transit connects people to jobs, saves money and increases air quality.

1000 Friends provides research and education on the benefits of public transportation in an effort to build support for increased investment in these systems.

Biking & Walking – We advocate for land use and transportation policies that encourage walking and biking in Wisconsin.

Communities that have good pedestrian and non-motorized transportation infrastructure are healthier, more equitable and more economically viable.

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