We work to strengthen relationships with state senators, state agencies, local officials and decision makers to ensure the needs of those biking and walking are considered when policies and infrastructure projects are developed. We are your voice for active transportation!
Covid-19 Bike Boom
We are keeping up the energy created around biking and walking created by the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. We've added some resources to our website for those riders returning from a 'hiatus' who are interested in spending quality time outdoors, either for transportation or recreation. We also offered some online smart cycling classes - if you're interested in us bringing this back again, just let us know!
In the fall of 2021, we will be developing Bike Walk Nebraska's next strategic plan for 2023-2026. We'll be analyzing industry trends, assessing active transportation needs of Nebraskans, and evaluating equity issues and how we can advocate for positive change as we develop our strategic plans to lead us in to the future.
Advocacy Through Education
We funded some fantastic work accomplished by our 2019 intern, Justin McCully, who analyzed the judicial outcomes of fatal crashes involving people biking and walking in Nebraska. Our favorite professor, Dr. Dan Piatkowski, from UNL's College of Architecture, Department of Community and Regional Planning also got involved. Their work, along with the assistance of Melissa Piatkowski, has been published and is now available. The paper is entitled, Toward a Rural Vision Zero: A Qualitative Exploration of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities in Small-Town and Rural Nebraska, and we encourage all advocates to take a look at the findings. Click on the image below to download a copy.