Sunday, January 27, 2008

I-94 North-South: For all the wrong reasons

We have to expand North-South I-94, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, because of all the people rushing to Illinois for their jobs and because...um, because...um...oh yeah-- Chicago and Milwaukee are both minority-majority communities! (What that has to do with anything I don't know, but WisDOT thinks it is important enough to include in its draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.)

So what are the facts? Milwaukee workers don't go to Illinois for jobs -- just 2/10 of 1% of Milwaukee residents commute to Chicago for work, according to census data, and just 1/10 of 1% of central city "enterprise community" residents do so.

And look how folks get to work -- it's the third and fourth map in this set.

Yes, WisDOT, there are impact disparities to this project. Maybe you should re-think it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how ignorant people like you can be, changes need to made your whole plan here is to make our freeways as unsafe as ever and kill as many as possible.

Take you political objectives and go to hell!!

Mr. Thomas Horsman
5315 south 8th st.
Milwaukee WI
414 507 9764