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 for everyone to live, work, and play.
- Black Men United Candidate Forum-City Council Dist 2 March 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Big Mama's Kitchen and Catering
- Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health March 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Webinar https://www.networkforphl.org/webinars/2017/03/10/871/transportation_as_a_social_determinant_of_health/
- Citizens' Academy March 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Omaha By Design https://modeshiftomaha.org/get-involved/citizens-academy-for-omahas-future/
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- Good news also for the many people who use the trail for commuting to and from work, school and grocery shopping. fb.me/3nk3t8Zxt 47 minutes ago
- Very sad news. We need to keep working to keep this from happening. #visionzero fb.me/89bxOnbzp 23 hours ago