With gas prices on the rise and new policies and ideas on the table, it's time to look at how we get around. We all need to get someplace and we use many different modes of transportation to do so. As we kick off 2011 at OnMilwaukee.com, we're taking an in-depth look at how we get around with a special "Transportation Week," featuring all kinds of stories about how Milwaukee gets where it's going. So, buckle up, hop on and all aboard.
Remember last Julyâ€™s massive rainstorms and subsequent flooding? Yikes. Some Milwaukeeans resorted to "street boating" which involved canoeing or kayaking to get around immediately after the downpours.
A friend took these photos from her house and they show boaters on Humboldt and Concordia Streets in Riverwest. They're blurry, but you get the drift. And hopefully, no one will have to resort to such transportation in 2011.
Hear that, Ma Nature?