The closing of polling stations around the Omaha area has sparked an important discussion about assumptions related to auto accessibility. Not everyone in Omaha has access to a car—either by necessity or choice—to get to polling stations, buy groceries, get their kids to school, or get to work. Based on 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data for the City of Omaha, 15,208 households – 10% of all households in the City – have no auto access (see below map). As the Baby Boomer population ages and younger generations and others choose less auto-centric lifestyles, setting policies and practices that assume auto ownership is increasingly problematic. We need to make public and other modes of transportation a viable option for everyone so they can easily vote, shop, learn and work.
Mode Shift Omaha advocates for transportation options that enhance quality of life and opportunities to live, work, and play.
Sign up for email list
click here to subscribe to our periodic emails about events, action items, and news.
- KIOS Omaha covered the expansion of the Heartland B-cycle expansion. More transportation options will soon be... fb.me/43G3gu8x5 6 hours ago
- The Benson Streetscape public meeting tonight will be at the BENSON COMMUNITY CENTER, not Aroma's. Be there at... fb.me/2GcB9vKok 1 day ago
- The Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency bike/ped meeting has some great visuals for improving... fb.me/369NovdYO 2 days ago