Building Boondoggles: How Highway Expansions Undermine Public Transit, Walking and Biking

In this webinar hosted by the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation, learn from expert presenters why bigger, wider roads won’t solve Wisconsin’s transportation problems.

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Peter Skopec
State Director

Author: Peter Skopec

State Director

(608) 268-1656

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Northwestern University

Peter directs WISPIRG’s campaigns to defend consumer protections, expand public transportation, get lead out of school drinking water, and shine a light on dark money spending in elections. He has trained hundreds of activists and volunteers to advocate for the public interest, and has earned coverage in state and national publications, including POLITICO, Bloomberg and USA Today. He is also on the Steering Committee of the RE-AMP Midwest nonprofit and foundation collaborative, and is a founding member of the Wisconsin Climate Table. Peter lives in Madison, Wisc.

Policymakers often present costly highway expansions as a critical solution to gridlocked traffic and unsafe roadways. But decades of evidence show that building bigger roads makes congestion worse. We also know that highway expansions negatively impact public health and safety, disproportionately harm low-income and minority communities, and undermine alternative forms of transportation in a variety of ways. Learn from expert presenters why bigger, wider roads won’t solve Wisconsin’s transportation problems. This webinar, hosted by the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation, features presentations by Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America, Milwaukee environmental attorney Dennis Grzezinski, and Eau Claire City Councilman Jeremy Gragert. 

Peter Skopec
State Director

Author: Peter Skopec

State Director

(608) 268-1656

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Northwestern University

Peter directs WISPIRG’s campaigns to defend consumer protections, expand public transportation, get lead out of school drinking water, and shine a light on dark money spending in elections. He has trained hundreds of activists and volunteers to advocate for the public interest, and has earned coverage in state and national publications, including POLITICO, Bloomberg and USA Today. He is also on the Steering Committee of the RE-AMP Midwest nonprofit and foundation collaborative, and is a founding member of the Wisconsin Climate Table. Peter lives in Madison, Wisc.