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.
- Live Well Omaha Commuter Challenge May 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016 http://www.omahacommuterchallenge.org/
- Future Horizons in Active Transportation August 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Douglas County Health Department (1111 S. 41st) -- West Admin Conference Room Jeremy and I will try to make lunch arrangements
- Omaha by Design 10-Speed August 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Barley's at 114 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs Topic: "Great Streets in Council Bluffs"
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