Advocacy

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Learn what you can do to support the Omaha Bike Community.

Advocacy Opportunities

  • Report a trail or bike lane problem:
    • You can report Omaha trail issues to Denis Bryers in Parks and Recreation at 402-444-3798 or email him at DBryers <at> ci.omaha.ne.us. Please provide the exact location of the trail issue and provide a picture if you can. You can also find some other trail projects on the Parks & Recreation Trails page.
    • For other road or snow removal issues, please contact the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Carlos Morales at Carlos.Morales <at> ci.omaha.ne.us. Again, provide the exact location and issue and provide a photo if you can.
    • Or you can report issues directly to Public Works here: http://www.cityofomaha.org/pw/index.php/report-an-issue.
  • Report a stolen bicycle
  • Ask a business to become a bicycle-friendly business
  • Submit an event to be posted on the Omaha Bikes website
  • Participate in transportation-related events listed on Omaha Bikes website or the Mode Shift Omaha website.

Omaha Bikes Advocacy Accomplishments

  • Helped Omaha earn a Bronze status from the League of American Bicyclists
  • Established Bicycle Friendly Destination Program
  • Established “Bike to the Ballpark” for the College World Series
  • Joined with other community organizations to negotiate a compromise to the proposed ban on Pedi-cabs at the College World Series
  • Assisted with locating new bike rack locations at local businesses
  • Provided testimony to the Nebraska Unicameral in support of the proposed (and subsequently passed) 3 Foot Passing Law
  • Trained 23 new League Certified Instructors (LCIs) in Omaha that can teach bike safety education in our community
  • Attended the League of American Bicyclist (LAB) Bicycle Summit, meeting with Nebraska congressional representatives in Washington DC
  • Attended Iowa Bicycle Summit
  • Provided active involvement in the City of Omaha’s  Bike/Ped Advisory Committee, Transportation Master Plan update stakeholder committee.
  • Assisted with the Heartland Active Transportation Summit, 2011 -2013.

 

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