SSDL Receives Spin Grant for Safe Streets in Omaha

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The Social Science Data Lab at Creighton University–in partnership with Mode Shift, the City of Omaha, and Heartland Bike Share–was recently selected as the recipient of a grant from the Mobility Data for Safer Streets initiative of Spin, a leading micromobility company.

According to Spin:

City of Omaha Parking & Mobility DivisionMode Shift OmahaCreighton University Social Science Datalab, and Heartland Bike Share will join forces to measure the impact of a new two-way protected bikeway that connects Omaha’s Midtown and Downtown areas along Harney Street. The hope here is that the data will help make the case for permanent installation and expansion of the city’s protected bike infrastructure. This group will also analyze changes in pedestrian traffic in relation to bus stops along the Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) route before and after deployment of the new system.

Spin press release, July 7 2021

The grant will allow the SSDL and community partners access to unique datasets that track transportation and mobility in Omaha. The Omaha team was one of just five recipients across the country.

Learn more about Spin and read the press release.

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