Mode Shift Omaha is a grassroots, volunteer-run, 501(c)3 organization that advocates for transportation options that enhance quality of life and opportunities to live, work, and play, for everyone.
The purpose of our group is to partner with transportation-related campaigns, groups, and projects to:
- Raise awareness and empower an engaged public about Omaha transportation issues, and
- Advocate for implementation of a robust transportation master plan and its vision for safe and balanced transportation in Omaha now and in the future.
Some of our activities include:
- Organizing monthly coffee chats about transportation-related issues.
- Organizing events that support transportation options, such as the Heyday on May Day and Bike/Ped Coordinator Rally.
- Monitoring and providing information about local transportation-related projects in Omaha, such as the Benson Streetscape Project.
- Monitoring and advocating for policy changes that support multi-modal transportation.
- Meeting with elected officials about transportation issues.
- Collaborating and networking with other transportation-related organizations such as Omaha Bikes to raise awareness about transportation issues.
- Serving on city and regional government committees to ensure multimodal transportation is part of the discussion.
- Speaking to neighborhood and other groups about transportation and urban design issues. (Please email us to set up a time.)
Check out our strategic plan here.
Join us! Contribute writing, share photos from your travels, design your ideal transportation system, or just comment on a story that catches your interest. Contact us to submit ideas or content or if you’d like to be added to our mail list.
We also hold monthly member meetings open to anyone who is interested in supporting our mission. See the calendar on the right for upcoming dates.
If you’d like to volunteer, we could use help for the following:
- Write blog posts about transportation-related issues.
- Monitor the weekly City Council agenda for transportation-related items.
- Monitor the Nebraska State Legislature for transportation-related bills.
- Contact Omaha-area event organizers and encourage them to communicate multimodal options for getting to the event.
- Represent Mode Shift on planning committees.
- Help update the website and add new resources.
Please contact us if you’d like to get involved.
Mode Shift Omaha is also a member of the Alliance for Biking and Walking.