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MSO Board’s Statement on Harney Street Bikeway Removal

27 Sep Harney street bike way at intersection with Park Avenue with striped green paint and white bollards protecting the bike lane

September 26th, 2022

Mode Shift joins local Omaha multimodal organizations and advocates in expressing frustration and disappointment over the removal of the Market-to-Midtown Bikeway after a successful pilot period. 

The bikeway pilot was successful and accomplishes multiple city goals; removal wastes philanthropic dollars. 

Since the start of the bikeway pilot in July 2021, the bikeway has seen over 50,000 riders amounting to over one hundred cyclists per day. Groups like Bike Walk Nebraska, Heartland Bcycle and others have spent countless hours analyzing data from the pilot, which shows that despite being the only protected bikeway in downtown Omaha (bike infrastructure is more effective when there is a complex network), ridership on the bikway flourished. We highly criticize Mayor Stothert’s statement that “we need to analyze the data we got from our pilot.” The data has been analyzed and shows a need for this infrastructure in our urban core. Additionally, this project is a top-ranked project in the Transportation Element of the Omaha Master Plan of 2011.

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We’re Looking for New Board Members!

16 Jul

We are looking to grow our capacity as a board as we advocate for transportation options that enhance quality of life and opportunities for everyone. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about transportation advocacy or put your time or talents towards a great cause, we’re excited to hear from you! 

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#DoGoodDays & more May 17-21

10 May Do Good Days logo with text Help us reach our $5,000 goal and QR code to donate

Mode Shift Omaha has a week full of events. We’re participating in Share Omaha’s #DoGoodDays May 17-19, partnering on a Bike to Work event on Friday 5/20, and hosting a Parklet in Little Bohemia on Saturday 5/21. For Give On Tuesday, we are hosting a Walk With Us event in Blackstone at 5:30pm and then a Meet & Greet with our new Membership Coordinator, Nicole Ebat, afterwards. For Volun-Thursday, we are partnering with the Blue Bucket Project for a trash clean up at 72nd & Pine St from 3:30-4:30pm.

Join us, Donate, & Spread the Word

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