Mode Shift Omaha is launching a new campaign in June–Omaha Safe Crossings. The goal of the campaign is to make intersections safer for people of all ages and abilities who walk, bike, or use mobility aids.
Any intersection can be chosen to analyze, or you can choose one of the intersections where crashes involving people walking or bicycling has occurred (see this map compiled by Lacey Matney). The audit can be done in one hour, any time of day. Depending on the activity level of the chosen intersection, it may be helpful to bring a friend and complete the analysis together. If possible, take photos of intersection and share on social media using the hashtag #OmahaSafeCrossings.
Mode Shift will collect and organize the data to report to the public and the City to highlight what is working well or not at intersections. This will be an ongoing campaign, but the first wave of analyses will be conducted between June and September. Over the long term, we can look at the connections between intersection design and safety issues and utilize the information to educate and engage the public about intersection design and the need for improvements.
You can help us increase the impact of this campaign!
Please volunteer to gather data at an intersection near you. If you’re not on the list already, please sign up for our email newsletter and be the first to receive a link to the assessment tool. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please also support Mode Shift on Wednesday May 25, during Omaha Gives! – You can make your donation here. A gift of $20 will help support about one hour of project administration or data analysis. Thank you!