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.
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- Live Well Omaha Commuter Challenge Kick-off Party! April 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Blatt Beer & Table, 610 N 12 St. https://www.facebook.com/events/953275414785562/
- Trail Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast May 1, 2016 at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Umba Hall, Underwood IA https://www.facebook.com/events/515478465291748/
- Lids for Kids May 1, 2016 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Community Bike Project http://www.communitybikeproject.org/lids4kids/
- RT @buzzilinear: Cool student design project @unocrisslibrary on display #UrbanCentury #MyHood @ModeShiftOmaha https://t.co/cEJ0zvkuaI 17 hours ago
- A crosswalk signal was broken at an intersection where two boys were struck yesterday. It has since been fixed,... fb.me/4AAcJLFbB 23 hours ago
- @jules4110 Thanks for sending. Not good :(. 23 hours ago