This Friday, February 17, we welcome one of our own board members as our Coffee Chat guest speaker. Pell Duvall is the executive director of Omaha Bikes, a non-profit that “advocates for improved transportation, utility, and recreational bicycling infrastructure, opportunities, and experiences for the people of Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding area.” We asked him five questions.
2. What, in your opinion, is the greatest challenge to multi-modal transportation in Omaha?
3. What, in your opinion, the the greatest multi-modal success in Omaha?
4. How did you come to have an interest in transportation?
5. If you could magically change one thing about the transportation systems in Omaha, without limit to budget or feasibility, what would it be? Presuming that switching all transportation dragon flying is not a viable option, I would design roadways that connect key attraction, resource, and employment centers that follow the most efficient course. As co-chair of the Bike Omaha Network Committee, we are challenging area planners to think in desire lines i.e. where you would put a road that doesn’t exist yet!