Today we’re tackling the big topic of transportation in the Valley. The needs, the gaps and the dreams we have for improving public transit, roads, and our vast network of trails.
What do we mean when we say “Transportation,” and which entities are paving the way for our future progress? Our journey begins with a spotlight on the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, established in 1972. In segment 1, we hear from Kim Biedermann who explains its contribution to shaping the transportation landscape in the Fox Valley.We’re going to define how we get from one place to another, and what it takes to make that happen efficiently, cost effectively, and for all.
Like many communities, the Fox Valley does face challenges in making transportation accessible for all, including rural residents, seniors, people who are new to our area and culture who speak different languages, and people with physical and cognitive disabilities. In Segment 2, we discuss the challenges and solutions through collaboration, with SOAR Fox Cities’ Erin Wege and Valley Transit’s Sarah Schneider. These two groups have come a long way in a short time to build a foundation for change.
Resources and Links:
- East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
- SOAR Fox Cities
- Valley Transit
- Travel Training
- High Cliff Connection
Community Foundation Articles and Podcasts:
Podcast: Trails Connecting Communities
Recreation trails in the Fox Valley enter “golden age”
Podcast: Inclusion in the Outdoors
Fox Locks Opens thanks to Community Support
Nelson Crossing creates new link between Little Chute and Kaukauna
Nelson grant will help map biking-hiking route to High Cliff
Greenways annual meeting counts many accomplishments
Cycling Without Age
Fox Cities Greenways Trail Summit Series
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