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9 Great Omaha Walks
Omaha by Design’s volunteer Place Game facilitators have compiled a list of nine great walks. Located throughout the city, the list takes walkers through a mix of urban environments, from park settings to historic and cultural areas. The walks vary in length and include points of interest along the route.

Activate Omaha Bike Commuter Map
Download a copy of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area Bicycle Map. Sign up your business or organization for the Bicycle Commuter Challenge, check out the Omaha Bike System and learn about Omaha's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Activate Omaha - Walk. Zip. Win.
Register to walk regularly and show the city how active your zip code is.

Activate Omaha - Walking Works
Walking Works gives some walking basics, helps you create a simple walking plan, and can map your walking route.

Bikes Belong
For information on safe places to ride bikes and the promotion of bicycling, check out Bikes Belong.
Sign the Pledge for Bikes, www.peopleforbikes.org. It is an initiative of Bikes Belong.

Community Gardens (DCHD)
Find Community Gardens near you. If there isn't a community garden near you check out this website to learn how to start one with their Community Garden Toolkit.

Farmers' Markets (DCHD)
Buy local. Find Farmers' Markets near you. If there isn't a community garden near you check out this website to learn how to start one with their Community Garden Toolkit.

I Ride
This website contains news and information about biking in Omaha.

Master Gardener - Douglas Sarpy County Extension
The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. It has been part of UNL Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by UNL Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to their community. More specifically, they provide education about sustainable horticultural practices. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program. Master Gardener volunteers retain their certification through annual training and volunteering.

Nebraska Food Coop
The freshness and flavor of local food will make your taste buds tingle. Nebraska farmers, gardeners, and craftspeople come together through this cooperative to offer you the best of the best. Buying local helps your own community grow stronger along with your health and pocketbook.

Omaha Bikes
The voice of citizen cyclists, Omaha Bikes provides information on bicycling commuting, upcoming bike-related events and workshops, and bike news for the metro area. Omaha Bikes is a community organization that promotes and advocates for improved transportation, utility, and recreational bicycling infrastructure, opportunities, and experiences for the people of Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding area.

Omaha Trails
Maps, trail information, discussion and events surrounding walking and biking on trails in the Omaha metro region

Seed Library at the Benson Branch of the Omaha Public Library
Local gardeners, farmers and library patrons can share open-pollinated seeds, as well as develop awareness and gain information about gardening and seed saving.

Walkscore.com
Find out how walkable your neighborhood is. Type in your address and get a score between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of that address.

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