Technical Assistance and Training
We've traveled all over the state training communities about Complete Streets, Safe Routes to School, walkable communities and bicycle friendliness. We've also provided guidance on starting Active Living Advisory Committees and helping communities understand their city's master plan and its consideration of safer streets.
Thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Comp Cancer division, we have funding to convene stakeholders in Beatrice and Norfolk to provide training on Complete Streets. These communities were chosen because of their regional significance, the presence of a community college and the proximity of a trail (Homestead/Chief Standing Bear in Beatrice and Cowboy Trail in Norfolk). We’ll be able to leverage other great work already happening in Beatrice where stakeholders are looking to create more bike friendly routes and potentially bring bike share to their community. Norfolk is in the early stages of planning a bicycle and pedestrian network assessment.
Our Active Transportation Ambassadors provide a fun way for us to get the word out about how average Nebraskans are incorporating biking and walking into their daily lives. Watch for their Instagram takeovers and posts on social media.