NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
20°
H 20° L 20°
Clear | 0MPH

Lake Express Ferry and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective Partner in Earth Week Bicycle Drive

April 19, 2010

The Lake Express ferry and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective will team-up during Earth Week to promote “green” travel by collecting gently-used bicycles for the inner-city residents of Milwaukee. In exchange for each donated bicycle, donors will receive a $50 certificate from the Travel Green Certified Lake Express ferry. The two organizations are partnering to encourage environmentally-friendly travel while also supporting the needs of the community.

 

“Lake Express is committed to offering Milwaukeeans fun, safe and convenient transportation options that respect and protect our environment,” said Ken Szallai, president of Lake Express. “By partnering with the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, we are able to promote green travel while also supporting a worthy, environmentally conscientious organization that is committed to helping Milwaukee’s residents.”

 

The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective strives to provide an affordable resource for bicycle repair, and access to bicycle transportation that is otherwise not available for inner-city Milwaukee residents, while also encouraging environmentally-sustainable use and recycling of bicycle materials.

 

“The need for bicycles in Milwaukee’s inner city is always greater than the supply, so we’re excited about this year’s partnership with Lake Express,” said Will Kort of Milwaukee Bicycle Collective. “Lake Express has shown a continued commitment to employing environmentally sound practices, which line up well with our own principles.”

 

Lake Express first received the Travel Green Certification from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism in 2008. Since then, the ferry has been recognized for innovative green practices such as pumping all waste aboard the vessel into an on-shore sewer system, removing more than 25,000 vehicles off the road annually, meeting or exceeding all Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards, and more.

 

To donate a bicycle to the Milwaukee Bike Collective in exchange for a $50 certificate for the Lake Express ferry, donors can bring their gently-used bicycles to the Lake Express Ferry terminal located at 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23. Limit of one certificate per donor.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Milwaukee police arrest suspect in south side bank robbery 3/27

» Roundy's decides not to renew lease on Racine Pick 'n Save store 3/26

» Recall committee calls Franklin alderwoman a 'wicked witch' in flier 3/26

» Oak Creek High School track to be named after Jerry Anstett 3/26

» Fatal shooting under investigation in South Milwaukee 3/26

» Young Entrepreneurs Academy to pilot program at Greendale High 3/25

» Franklin High School seeks preschool-ready children 3/25

» Franklin Health Dept. asks residents to check home for radon levels 3/25

» New scholarship available to Franklin students pursuing careers in the arts 3/24

» Greendale High School educator, student recognized by Kohl Foundation 3/24

» Oak Creek's Drexel Town Square lands $1 million state grant 3/24

» St. Francis considers plan to reduce tax district debt 3/24

» Kayla's Krew gets caught in middle of playground fight over site options in Franklin 3/23

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

» Oak Creek reports former alderwoman Betty Kopplin has died 3/23

» Pleasant View Elementary seeks graduate memories for 50th anniversary 3/23

» Franklin mayor vetoes Froemming Park location for Kayla's Krew, calls for special meeting 3/20

» Strada Pizza due to open this weekend in Bay View 3/20

» Airport unveils 3 lactation stations for nursing moms 3/19

» Chick-fil-A proposed for Drexel Town Square approved 3/18

» Franklin targets Froemming Park for Kayla's Krew playground, county approval uncertain 3/17

» Chick-fil-A approved for Drexel Town Square, conditions and restrictions not yet specified 3/17

» Franklin officials applaud new expansion of cramped water and sewer facility 3/17

» Oak Creek still collecting donations for city time capsule 3/17

» Special meeting regarding 27th Street Reconstruction project to be held in Franklin 3/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

CONNECT