bicycles http://kios.org en Expanding bicycle and other alternative transit options part of Omaha's Transportation Master Plan http://kios.org/post/expanding-bicycle-and-other-alternative-transit-options-part-omahas-transportation-master-plan <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Expanding Omaha&rsquo;s bicycle and pedestrian transit system is a key component of the city&rsquo;s new transportation master plan.</p><p>The plan, unveiled Monday, looks at Omaha&rsquo;s transportation needs over the next 25 years. City officials say there are four goals for the plan, including sustainability, connecting neighborhoods, and providing more options.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:30:23 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 11935 at http://kios.org Expanding bicycle and other alternative transit options part of Omaha's Transportation Master Plan Omaha bicyclists log more than 65,000 miles during winter challenge http://kios.org/post/omaha-bicyclists-log-more-65000-miles-during-winter-challenge <p>&nbsp;An estimated 250 Omahans commuted to work and home by bicycle during the winter.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Activate Omaha sponsored the Winter Bicycle Commuter Challenge. The 250 cyclists logged&nbsp;5,350 trips and more than 65,000&nbsp;miles. Activate Omaha director Julie Harris says exercise is only one reason why some people choose to commute by bicycle. For others, Harris says it&#39;s a necessity: commuting by bicycle is less expensive than&nbsp;driving.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:01:48 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 10851 at http://kios.org