MILWAUKEE — A
new report finds Milwaukee and Madison near the top of the list of
100 U.S. cities where people are driving less.
Foundation on Wednesday released the report by the U.S. PIRG
Education Fund. The report shows reduced driving miles and rates
of car commuting in Wisconsin's urbanized areas, including
Milwaukee and Madison.
The report says
Milwaukee and Madison ranked second and third, respectively, among
the 100 largest urbanized areas nationally in declines in driving
miles per capita. Only New Orleans ranked higher, and that was
likely largely because of Hurricane Katrina.
Foundation Director Bruce Speight (spayt) says there is a shift
away from driving in cities, and instead of spending money on new
and expanded highways, policymakers should invest in public
transit and biking.