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Thanks a Latte

Everyone is welcome. Please join us at our
10 year Anniversary
OPEN HOUSE – FRIDAY, MAY 21st 4-7 p.m.
316 E. Silver Spring Dr, Suite 305
Milwaukee, WI

We’re celebrating 10 years of work on some great planning efforts in Milwaukee, Indy, Chicago, Madison, Charlotte, and throughout Wisconsin. We’d be glad to see you as we take this opportunity to thank you for your support of our work. We’ll be making specialty coffee drinks and other refreshments. Would love to see you stop by so we can say….

Thanks a Latte!!

Call Karen with any questions 414 964-1400


Stepping up to the challenge

This week at the 2010 American Planning Association Conference, I had a chance to take a field trip to meet planners who are “stepping up to the challenge” of reinventing public transportation in New Orleans.   I attended three mobile workshops that detailed the recovery of the transit system from a multi-modal perspective — bus, streetcar, and bicycle. Several themes stuck out from the mobile workshops:

  • Value of transportation options in the community
  • Opportunities for restructuring and revitalizing the transit system
  • Transit infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth
  • Design and planning of new intermodal hubs due to population shifts
  • Constraints and adaptations from pre-Katrina system legacies
  • New planning efforts due to re-envisioning of the transit network
  • Temporary solutions for areas undergoing repopulation

I gained a new perspective on transit planning from this experience and met many brilliant and inspiring planners that are helping the city to turn the corner by meeting the difficult challenges that have faced post-Katrina New Orleans.


BRC Welcomes 2010!

We at Bay Ridge Consulting wish you all a great and happy New Year! Karen recalled this morning when 2010 was a planning horizon year! It’s a good time to reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished and to make future goals.

We thank everyone who assisted us with contributions to many planning projects this year – notably the Watershed Restoration Plans for the Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers, future high speed rail upgrades from Chicago to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Connector, and the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail studies.

We are always honored to be a part of the progress and look forward to contributing more to our current projects and taking on new challenges in the coming year!

Holiday Wish

“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
                                   – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Okay, I realize that it has been YEARS since the Bay Ridge Consulting web site has reflected our recent work. I’m delighted and thankful that Kristy and I took a few moments today to make this site a little (a lot) more current. We both are working diligently on the Milwaukee Connector project, wrapping up the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Study, and drafting copy for two watershed restoration plans.

Kristy has a great blog, btw. And I have recently taken to twitter and my twitter feed is at the bottom right of this page.