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 Open House on June 22, 2017

June 6, 2017 Omaha, Let’s Complete Our Streets! The City of Omaha is currently developing a Complete Streets Design Manual to help ensure that our transportation system supports the needs of everyone. Participate in the process and provide input on how best to balance competing uses for street space by attending the open house. When:      Thursday, Read More

Photo Contest Winner

March 1, 2016 The City of Omaha held a photo contest to learn more about your favorite streets as well as streets you think are ripe for improvement. The photos submitted will help in the development of Omaha’s first Complete Streets Design Manual. Thank you to all who submitted their original photos. The winner of the photo contest and Read More

Photo Contest Ends January 1, 2017

December 12, 2016 The deadline for the Complete Streets Photo Contest is 12 AM on January 1, 2017. This is a great opportunity to show off your favorite streets and possibly win an annual membership to Film Streams, Omaha’s nonprofit cinema. The contest is free to enter, and you do not need to be a Read More

Omaha Ranks Fifth Nationally

December 8, 2016 Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition ranked Omaha’s Complete Streets Policy fifth among all policies adopted in 2015! Here is a link to their report. Each year, Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition look at the language of Complete Streets policies that were adopted in 2015 and Read More

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


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
  • 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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