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Closure: West Papio Trail between 96th & Giles

October 27th, 2016 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Trails | Tags: , ,

FROM PAPIO NRD regarding West Papio Trail Closure

October 26, 2016

Contact:  Martin Cleveland, NRD Construction Engineer
Office Phone 402-315-1707

Temporary Closure planned for West Papio Trail

The West Papio Trail along the West Branch Papillion Creek will be closed October 27th and reopen November 2nd due to creek channel repair.

The closed area is between 96th Street and Giles Road. The Papio-Missouri River NRD is completing creek bank repair work that will include temporary placement of soil over the trail at that location.

 

Complete Streets Open House

October 13th, 2016 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Uncategorized

Happy Biketober, all! Just wanted to let you know about the Complete Streets Open House from 4-6pm on October 26th at the Bancroft Street Market! Your input on the Complete Streets Design Guide is critical to making Omaha safer for people on bikes as well as all modes of transportation!

If you’re not familiar with complete streets, please check out the City of Omaha’s website to learn more. We are fortunate to have one of the best ranked complete street policies in the country, but without proper implementation strategies, it is just another document in the books! Please come to this important gathering to learn more, provide input, or just show your support to improve our great city!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 
― Margaret Mead

 

Please see below details from the City of Omaha:

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Complete Streets Open House The City of Omaha and our partners are currently developing a Complete Streets Design Guide as part of our continued efforts to provide a transportation system that works safely and comfortably for all. Its purpose is to help implement our new Complete Streets Policy. The Guide will delineate the needs of people traveling by different means and help prioritize the sometimes competing demands in the design and redesign of our streets. The Guide will also outline public engagement strategies that can support the City’s transportation projects. To aid in the development of the Complete Streets Design Guide, the City is holding a public open house from 4-6 pm on October 26th at the Bancroft Street Market (2702 South 10th Street). At the event, people will be able to provide insight into their varying needs when using streets while walking, bicycling, driving, or using in any other way. The open house also provides an opportunity for those new to the concept of “Complete Streets” to learn about how streets can simultaneously support a range of activities. Learn more about Complete Streets in Omaha at www.completestreetsomaha.org. Please come share in our efforts to make Omaha better. We hope to see you there!

 

 

October 2016 Trail Updates

October 5th, 2016 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Advocacy, Bike Route, Keystone Connector, Trails

South Omaha Trail:

Final stages of work continue to complete the South Omaha Trail. While the pavement is completed, the signage and erosion control is still in progress. Due to the construction equipment and debris hazards, the newest section trail remains closed for the time being. Please respect the work being done for your own safety! All work is planned to be completed by October 31st, 2016, and the grand opening/ribbon-cutting will be in mid-November! Stay tuned!

Omaha Riverfront Trail:

A section of the Riverfront Trail from Ida Street and Crown Point Avenue to John J. Pershing Drive will be closed to all trail users starting on Monday, October 10, 2016.  The closure will remain closed throughMonday, October 31, 2016.  Trail shall be closed for work occurring on the levee.  There is no suggested detour for this trail closure.

Keystone Trail:

Drainage work at L Street underpass nearing complete and is expected to be completed next week.  Please use caution!

Big Papio Trail:

Drainage work will begin at L Street in early November and will last several weeks.  Please be prepared to detour as needed and use caution!

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about trail closures, contact information is as follows:

City of Omaha:

City of Bellevue, report here

 

Sarpy County, report  here

City of Council Bluffs report here.

 

The above update is accurate to the best of our ability, but please see contact local officials for most current information.

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