Thursday, May 13, 2010

VOICE Petition for Better Transportation Planning in Omaha

Omaha's pattern of development has hampered attempts to create a system of transportation that supports mass transit and travel by bicycle or foot. The sprawl forces most people into cars for all their travel, weakening our communities, damaging our health and the environment, and draining our city's budget. We need to change this.

VOICE is a non-partisan group dedicated to creating a more inclusive, just, transparent, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Omaha by actively supporting leaders, policies, and projects that advance this vision.

The organization has created a petition calling for smarter land use and transportation planning in our city. I hope you will take a look at it and add you name to the list of those calling for a better Omaha. We need to make sure our voice is heard as Omaha creates its new transportation master plan.

1 comment:

john said...

I would sign this but it's beyond the scope of transportation. It's one thing to call for an improved bus system and to build bike lanes and paths. It's another to basically call for the end of growth of a city and to end highway development. While a strong supporter of cycling, I still believe the automobile will continue to be the main mode of transit throughout my life (though not for me, all I own is a bicycle).