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/
- MAPA Long Range Transportation Plan Public Meeting - LaVista June 1, 2016 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am LaVista Public Library More info: http://mapacog.org/calendar/news/public-asked-to-rank-long-range-transportation-scenarios/
- Public Meetings with Purpose - Missouri Riverfront June 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Aromas Coffeehouse, 11 & Jones ST Reserve space: http://www.pmpomaha.com/meet-in-person.html
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- This Tue, Jun 1, there is a Long Range Transportation Plan Public Meeting in La Vista, 9:30-11:30am. Rank six... fb.me/9alN1sJNk 47 minutes ago
- @phil_hageman Good question! Not sure but @omahapublicwrks might be able to answer too. Wld like to see road design for safe use all modes. 19 hours ago