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When The Sidewalk Ends in Omaha
 
Mode Shift's Walkability Team has been working hard to come up with solutions to a problem related to our pedestrian infrastructure - Omaha does not have a policy requiring sidewalk access during construction projects.  Sidewalk users often face difficult and dangerous choices when they encounter a blocked or closed sidewalk.  It doesn't have to be this way - many other cities that are similar to Omaha have policies that require safe alternatives for sidewalk users in a construction zone.

For more insight, please watch the video below and sign our petition for Safer Sidewalk Policy.

Are you interested in getting involved in issues related to walkability and pedestrian infrastructure?  Join us for the Walkability Committee meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month or contact amanda@modeshiftomaha.org.
When The Sidewalk Ends in Omaha
The Biking Team was busy in June.  Thank you to those who volunteered to clean up debris from bike lanes and to do Bike Valet at Castlepalooza & the College World Series. You are making bicycling in Omaha a viable choice for many!
Last Month's Recap
Our June Coffee Chat featured Abbie Kretz from the Heartland Worker's Center.  We heard about the Center's mission and vision and discussed the transportation issues faced by the people they serve.
 
The Missing Middle Housing Campaign had a fantastic kick-off event on June 5!  This campaign aims to build upon efforts by the City to simplify zoning regulations and to allow for missing middle housing within infill residential neighborhoods, east of I-680.  If interested please join them on the First Tuesday of every month.  More info is in our event calendar below.

Upcoming Mode Shift Events!

  • Missing Middle Housing Campaign - (First Tuesdays) July 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Rail and Commerce Building, 950 S 10th Street, Suite 008.  See our FB Events page for more details.
  • Mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee - (Third Wednesdays) July 17th, 3 p.m. at City Hall (1819 Farnam Street).
  • Walkability Team Meeting - (Third Wednesdays) July 17th, 6:30 p.m. at UNO CEC - Learn more.
  • Coffee Chat - July 19th, 8-9:00 a.m. at Hardy Coffee at the Highlander Accelerator (2112 N 30th Street). Join us for a discussion with Julie Harris of Bike Walk Nebraska.  See our FB Events page for more information.
  • Member Meeting - You don't have to be a member to attend! (Fourth Wednesdays) July 24th, 7-8:30 p.m. at UNO CEC (6001 Dodge Street) - Visit our FB events page for more details.
  • Metro Transit Monthly Board Meeting - Thursday, July 25th, 8:30 a.m. at 2222 Cuming Street.  
  • Pedal Happy Potluck - (Last Thursday of month) July 25th, 6-8 p.m. at Omaha Bicycle Company (6015 Maple Street). 
Become a member today!

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