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.
Please support Mode Shift Omaha during Omaha Gives! You can schedule a donation now or give on May 20. Thank you!
- Live Well Omaha Commuter Challenge May 1, 2015 – October 1, 2015 http://www.omahacommuterchallenge.org/
- Pedal Happy Potluck May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Omaha Bicycle Co., 6015 Maple St. Benson Monthly potluck with discussion about bike advocacy on the last Thursday of each month.
- Mode Shift Board June 10, 2015 at 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm OBC
- Mode Shift Coffee Chat June 19, 2015 at 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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