Power the movement toward vibrant communities.

No matter how you choose to move around the city, Complete Streets can make life better for everyone – whether we’re walking, riding a bike, driving our cars or taking the bus.


Omaha, Let's Complete Our Streets!


The Vision

Our vision is to create great places and enhance our quality of life.
The City of Omaha will provide safe, accessible streets for all users.

News and Updates

Complete Streets Photo Contest

  November 11, 2016 The City of Omaha is holding a photo contest to learn more about your favorite streets as well as streets you think are ripe for improvement. Your photos will help in the development of Omaha’s first Complete Streets Design Manual. We are looking for streets and activities taking place in public Read More

Public Input on Complete Streets Design Manual

October 26, 2016 Thanks, everyone, for coming out and making this a huge success! We got thoughtful and insightful input from attendees that will help guide the development of the design manual. For those  who could not make it, you can still contribute to the design of our streets by checking out the material presented and sharing your Read More

Complete Streets’ Open House

October 17, 2016 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 Read More

Work Begins on Complete Streets Design Guide!

June 29, 2016 The City of Omaha has been working hard to move toward implementation of the Complete Streets Policy adopted by the City Council in September of last year. The project team has enlisted Toole Design Group (TDG) to assist in the development of a Complete Streets Design Guide as required by the policy. Read More

Omaha City Council Approves Complete Streets Policy

August 18, 2015 The Omaha City Council has given the green light to a new public policy that will guide the future development of Omaha’s streets. On a 7-0 vote Aug. 18, the council approved amending the Transportation Element of the City of Omaha’s Master Plan to include a complete streets policy that will formalize Read More

Complete Streets Policy Unanimously Passes Planning Board

July 8, 2015 The approval of an amendment to the Transportation Element of the City’s Master Plan regarding Complete Streets unanimously passed the Omaha Planning Board on July 1. The next steps are Omaha City Council with a first reading tentatively scheduled for late July and the public hearing in August. If you are interested Read More

Complete Streets Policy before the Planning Board July 1st

June 30, 2015 The Complete Street Policy will come before the City of Omaha Planning Board on July 1st at 1:30 pm. Congratulations to all of the stakeholders and working group members for getting to this stage! See the latest draft of the Complete Streets Policy .

Input Sought on Guidelines, Process, Checklist

April 22, 2015 The Complete Streets Omaha Stakeholder Committee met April 20, 2015, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to help finalize the documentation related to creating a practical public policy (final draft) that will guide the future development of Omaha’s streets. Input is sought on the following three documents: Complete Streets Implementation Guidelines Read More

Photo Shoot Relates Space to Mode of Transport

January 26, 2015 North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state of Germany, is making a concerted effort to encourage its communities to become bicycle friendly. The City of Munster, population 291,754, has an advertising campaign that compares the space used by various modes of travel and the advantages of using public transit and bicycling. The Complete Read More

Stakeholder Committee to Meet Jan. 26

January 26, 2015 The Complete Streets Omaha Stakeholder Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 26, from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. The agenda will include: – A welcome and update – Small group discussion on opportunities and challenges – A case study on Read More

Partners

Eight organizations have come together to create Complete Streets Omaha, a practical public policy that will guide the future development of Omaha's streets.

Complete Streets Omaha Co-Chairs

  • DOUG BISSON, vice president and community development manager, HDR Engineering Inc.
  • ADI POUR, Ph.D., health director, Douglas County Health Department

Complete Streets Omaha Working Group

  • DAVID FANSLAU, City of Omaha Planning Department
  • MICHAEL FELSCHOW, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
  • JULIE HARRIS, Nebraska Bicycling Alliance
  • MIKE HELGERSON, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
  • CHRIS JERRAM, Omaha City Council
  • BRIAN LODES, City of Omaha Public Works Department
  • DEREK MILLER, City of Omaha Planning Department
  • KELLY NIELSEN, CHI Health
  • STEPHEN OSBERG, City of Omaha Planning Department
  • CASSIE PABEN, Mayor's Office
  • TODD PFITZER, City of Omaha Public Works Department
  • JULIE REILLY, Omaha by Design
  • CURT SIMON, Metro Transit
  • SARAH SJOLIE, Live Well Omaha
  • ROBERT STUBBE, City of Omaha Public Works Department
  • JAMES THELE, City of Omaha Planning Department
 

Community Support

The Complete Streets Omaha Stakeholder Committee includes individuals representing education, businesses, government, health, the arts and the community.


  • John AmendUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Carolyn AndersonWhy Arts?
  • Brent BellerBaird Holm
  • Brook BenchCity of Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property
  • Jamie BerglundGreater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Aaron BredenkampWestwide Public Schools
  • Dennis BrownNorth West Neighborhood Alliance
  • Nina CudahyCity of Omaha Public Works
  • Ryan CurtisLeo A. Daly
  • Pell DuvallOmaha Bikes
  • Tom EversonKeep Kids Alive, Drive 25
  • Steve FanslauOPPD
  • Mikki FrostCity of Omaha Human Resources
  • Jo GilesEmspace Group
  • Brian HansenLeavenworth Neighborhood Association/OHA
  • Todd HeistandNuStyle Development
  • Clark HorganWaitt Company
  • Shane HunterCity of Omaha, Fire Department
  • Steve JensenJensen Consulting
  • Larry JohnsonNebraska Trucking Association
  • Laurie KayParent Advocate
  • Craig KelleyDundee Chain Gang Bike Club
  • Murthy KotiCity of Omaha Public Works
  • Brian KrannawitterAmerican Heart Association
  • Daniel LawseVerdis Group
  • Bill LukashCity of Omaha Planning Department
  • Jay LundLund Company
  • Justin LutherFederal Highway Administration, NE Division
  • Mike McMeekinLamp, Rynearson and Associates
  • Chris MalmbergHDR, Inc.
  • Mark MaskerHuman Rights Commission
  • Mark MeisingerFelsburg, Hold & Ullevig
  • Anne MeysenburgLive Well Omaha
  • Craig MoodyMode Shift Omaha
  • Ron MortensenAARP Nebraska
  • Jed MoultonCity of Omaha Planning Department
  • Sarah MurrayMetropolitan Community College
  • Lee MyersAARP Nebraska
  • Rodney NeimanCity of Omaha, Human Rights and Relations Commission
  • Michelle NielsenAmerican Heart Association
  • Steve OsbergMode Shift Omaha
  • Rich PahlsCity of Omaha, City Council
  • Mike PeterClarity Development
  • Marlin PetermannPapio-Missouri River NRD
  • Kerri PetersonSherwood Foundation
  • Derek PresnallParent Advocate
  • Dale RabsMode Shift
  • Julie ReillyOmaha by Design
  • Jerry ReimerUrban Village Development
  • Mike RiedmannNP Dodge
  • Matt SchaferVireo
  • Curt SimonMetro
  • Jerry SluskySmith, Gardner, Slusky Law
  • Ken SmithCity of Omaha, Public Works, Parking Division
  • Melanie StewartUNMC
  • Jim ThompsonPapio-Missouri River NRD
  • Katie UnderwoodOlsson & Associates
  • Denny Van MoorleghemMetro Omaha Builders Association
  • Becky VintonWELLCOM
  • Tim WeanderNebraska Department of Roads, Omaha
  • Andy WesselDouglas County Health Department
  • Greg YouellMAPA
  • Ryan ZabrowskiInvestors Realty


Complete Streets are safe, convenient and accessible for everyone.

Funding for Complete Streets Omaha is provided in part by CHI Health, Metro, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, the Nebraska Trucking Association and HDR, Inc.

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