Streetfilms: Going Car-Free in Milwaukee

Summer Streets may be getting most of the attention lately, but New York isn’t the only US city opening its streets to public use. On a recent visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Streetfilms contributor Nick Whitaker captured two car-free events happening at once.

First, the Brady Street Festival, which has roots going back to the
1970s, was recently revived. Brady Street Festival is a car-free event
featuring delicious fare from award winning Wisconsin cheese makers and
organic seasonal treats, live music, crafts, beer, and a camel ride!

A short distance away is the Downer Ave Race, celebrating its 40th
anniversary. Bicycle racers have chosen it frequently as one of the top
races in the U.S., according to VeloNews. More than 12,000 people attend
the race each year to enjoy the music, food, and fun that make this
event a great neighborhood party that lasts long after the races are
over.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    Ahhh…

    Three of my most favorite things. Cheese, Beer and Bicycles!

    Gotta love good ol’ Wisconsin.

  • David From Wisconsin

    I grew up on brats, beer and wearing orange triangle cheese hats whilst growing up between Madison and Milwaukee. Oh, and bikes too. Riding them that is. Dam that state of Wisconsin is a great place to ride a bike. Minnesota too.

    And B- this weekend, go out and find yourself a Johnsonville Brat. Go ahead. Live the good life. Even for just one weekend. And have yourself a few bottles of the champagne of beers. For you, its Miller Time.

    -DV

  • Milwaukee’s not so good on transit, though.

  • We’ve done two articles on the subject of transit in Milwaukee on UrbanMilwaukee.com

    The first of which details “The Game and the Players” is available here…
    http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2008/07/07/milwaukee-transit-the-game-and-the-players/

    The second detailing the different technology choices is available here…
    http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2008/07/14/milwaukee-transit-the-technologies/

    The third installment is coming soon.

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