Statement from Julie Harris, Executive Director of Bike Walk Nebraska regarding the recent announcement from Mayor Stothert:
Bike Walk Nebraska would like to thank everyone who spoke up in support of the Market to Midtown Bikeway over the last week. It was gratifying to hear from such a diverse spectrum of people advocating for safe bicycle infrastructure and we know that it made a huge difference. Thanks to all of these voices and much work behind the scenes, the Market to Midtown Bikeway will remain in place until the streetcar construction beings.
Bike Walk Nebraska has the highest standards as caretakers of the grant funds we are awarded. We are relieved that our funder’s vision for this project can be realized and that the remainder of our funds can be used in the most efficient and effective way possible.
We are proud of the work we’ve done and look forward to the impact this pilot project will have on the future network of protected bike lanes in Omaha’s urban core.