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.
- City Planning Board Meeting December 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 1819 Farnam St Omaha Performing Arts will share their plans for expansion, including demo of 4 historic buildings in the area.
- MSO Membership Meeting (w/ Lauren Cencic on BRT) December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Pizza Shoppe Collective 6056 Maple St
- Mode Shift Board December 9, 2015 at 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm OBC
- Mode Shift Coffee Chat December 18, 2015 at 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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