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Citizens’ Academy Transportation Night

2 Nov

Mode Shift is one of the founding organizations of the Citizens’ Academy for Omaha’s Future, a joint project presented by community partners designed to provide the “knowledge, skills, and connections that graduates can leverage to advocate for their vision of the community.” Recently, the current class participated in the “Transportation Night” of the academy. Normally the academy presentations are a classroom-type setting where the presenters . . . erm, present. They stand in front of the class. They show a slide deck. They ask if there are any questions. Riveting stuff, to be sure, but for this class, Mode Shift took our curriculum in a more experiential direction.

Mode one: by foot

To start class, the group walked from UNO through a homeowner neighborhood over a participant’s project from the first class which converted an abandoned street into a cut-through walking path. Continue reading

Citizens’ Academy Application & Several Events

27 Sep

The Citizens’ Academy for Omaha’s Future – a program we co-developed and co-facilitate with LiveWell, MAPA, and the Douglas County Health Department, is taking applications now for its next class that will start Oct. 1. Participants will learn how different values and decisions shape the built environment of Omaha. The workshops will include topics on planning, transportation, the development process, land use, and community health. Guest speakers will emphasize when and how the public can impact the development process. Tuition is $50 and includes supper at each of the six 3-hour workshops. Workshops are held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

And check out other transportation-related events coming up:

  • The Mayor’s Town Hall Meetings are starting Sep 24 at 6:30pm in Benson. Click here for more information:
  • Kaneko Bike Night is Oct 9: More information here.
  • Leavenworth Midtown Bike Route – Focus Group
  • The next Mode Shift Omaha Transportation Coffee Chat is October 16, 8:00-9:00am at Kaneko-UNO Library at 1111 Jones Street. Our guest will be Murthy Koti, City Traffic Engineer, Omaha Public Works.
  • The next Mode Shift member meeting is October 28, 7:00-8:30pm at the Pizza Shoppe in Benson.

See other events in our calendar here.