Whether you are a self-proclaimed bicyclist or simply someone who hops on a bike for a Sunday ride from time to time, bicycling is something that you enjoy. The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and many community leaders across Madison, have launched the 20by2020 Campaign to provide bicycle supporters like you the chance to help move bicycling forward in our community.
The goal of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin’s 20by2020 campaign is to unite 10,000 Madisonians in an effort to create a Madison where tens of thousands of residents and visitors make bicycling an integral part of their daily life. We want an innovative bicycle system that encourages 20% of all the trips in Madison are made by bicycle by the year 2020.
In the cities across the world where bicycling is truly a part of every day routine, the quality of life is incredibly high. Take Munster, Germany for example. In Munster, 35% of all trips taken are made by bike. Compared to Madison, where only 3% of trips are by bike. For decades, Munster has invested in bicycle paths, policy and promotion to encourage cycling for daily transportation. By developing a robust bicycle system that makes women, children, and seniors feel safe on a bike, Munster is now rated among the top cities in the world for quality of life.
Imagine a Madison where 20% of trips are made by bike by 2020. This would be nearly 6 times the amount of bicycling currently happening! When we achieve 20by2020, our kids will be healthier and happier bicycling to school. Our roadways will be safer and less congested. Our community will feel more vibrant and active.
We can achieve 20by2020 if we unite together. We need you to pledge your support of achieving our vision of 20by2020. The Bike Fed will keep you updated on local bicycling news, fun bicycling events, and exciting new bike paths and bike boulevards. Signing your name is simple, but the impact of 10,000 supporters is significant. Sign today.