A network of communities becoming healthier and safer through active transportation
Active Wisconsin connects communities and partners that represent the diverse needs of the entire state. The local coalition members and network partners that make up Active Wisconsin are dedicated to making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active, through local and state-level advocacy and resource-sharing.
Our work is centered around equitable and sustainable active transportation solutions, including advocating for local and state Complete Streets policies, increased bike and pedestrian infrastructure funding and encouraging communities to start Safe Routes to School Programs. We also focus on linking active transportation and public transportation to fully connect people to jobs, services, school, and recreation.
Our work is centered around equitable and sustainable active transportation solutions. We advocate for local and state Complete Streets policies; work for increased transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure funding; and encourage communities to start Safe Routes to School Programs. We also show how active transportation infrastructure results in benefits like reducing greenhouse gas emissions, limiting pollution's negative impacts on people and the environment, creating healthier communities, and building better regional connectivity with positive economic benefits.
Active Wisconsin encourages local communities and groups working on active transportation projects to join this statewide effort, so we can work together and share experiences and resources. To encourage this work, we host a recognition program called Wisconsin Active Together (WAT), which highlights and celebrates community and organizational biking, walking, and transit efforts.
Wisconsin communities large and small, and a variety of organizations from across the state come together to share their stories, learn new strategies, and work together on common active living issues that matter.
We work with members to help advocate for policy changes at the local level and to fight at the state level to increase funding for transit, bike, and pedestrian infrastructure. Active Wisconsin is committed to building an equitable active transportation system.
Some communities need help talking to their local elected leaders while others need help with community engagement. The WAT network provides resources for every hurdle through our diverse network and our team of professionals working behind the scenes.