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Madison Bike Week is Here! - 6/4/2024

With warm weather finally here, now is the perfect time to bring out your bike! June 1st-8th is Madison Bike Week, with many events and resources happening to celebrate and raise awareness around bicycle commuting.

Kathy's black EV car
Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety - 1/30/2023

I have been driving an electric vehicle (EV) for more than five years now, which means part of my winter ritual is offering advice to newer EV drivers who anxious to know whether driving in cold weather will affect their vehicle’s range.

People load bikes onto the bus
Catch On To Catching the Bus - 4/26/2022

Adopting new practices—like riding the bus to work instead of driving—can mean replacing familiar habits with less familiar ones.

An Electric Vacation - 6/8/2021

We spent a week and a half showing my sister from California around Wisconsin via a delightful pre-pandemic-style road trip (1,319 miles) in our electric vehicle (EV).

Earth Day EV Parade - 4/30/2021

If every day is Earth Day then every day is an EV (electric vehicle) day in Dane County. Indeed, Dane County is home to more EVs than any other county in Wisconsin. And the local array of EVs were on full display at the Second Annual Earth Day EV Parade in Madison on April 22, 2021.

Men standing in circle in front of snow plow
Mechanics Talk Shop, Inspiring Change - 7/21/2020

“There's an old African proverb that says ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ We have to go far — quickly.” - Al Gore, March 23, 2016 Communities across Dane County aim to address climate change—they aim to go far and they aim to go fast. It is good, then, that we are all working together.