After 6 months, the scooter pilot program will come to a close on Friday, November 15. Lime and Spin will remove their scooters from the streets, but it's up to the public to decide if they should return.
All Omaha citizens who would like to contribute to the scooter conversation can do so by filling out this survey: https://populus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj6BZTKnHuFnA7X
Whether you've ridden a scooter or not, the City is interested to hear your thoughts. Once feedback has been collected, City officials will decide if scooters should be a permanent transportation option in Omaha.
Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2019.
For years, nearly all parking citations have been a flat fee of $16.00. Whether you overstayed your meter or parked in front of a fire hydrant, the penalty was the same.
Starting July 8, the City will be implementing a new citation fee structure, with each fine reflecting the severity of the violation. Standard citations for an expired meter or extending your parking time beyond the stated time limit will remain at $16.00, but more serious infractions like parking in a handicap zone, in front of a fire hydrant, obstructing traffic or parking in a snow removal zone will cost extra. You can find a full breakdown of the new fees here.
In addition to the new fee structure, the City will introduce a $6.00 discount to those who pay their citation within 48 hours of receiving it. The $20.00 late fee applied after 30 days will remain in effect.
The boot is getting the boot! Starting July 1, the Parking Division will be implementing a new vehicle immobilization device called the Barnacle.
The Barnacle is a suction device which sticks to a vehicle’s windshield and can only be removed by the vehicle owner once outstanding parking fines have been paid online or over the phone.
The Barnacle is safer, easier to see, and faster to remove than the boot. With the boot, there was some danger of the driver not noticing it before driving off, causing damage to the vehicle. And you no longer need a parking official’s help to remove the device — you can do it yourself!
Most Omaha drivers will never see a Barnacle, but if you have three citations, or more than $108 in parking fines, past 30 days overdue, you may get stuck. However, if this applies to you, we want to give you a month to start fresh. For the entire month of June, we will not be issuing boots or Barnacles, so you can get your fines paid without fear of being immobilized. Pay your outstanding citations here.
Watch the video below or click here to learn more about how the Barnacle works, how to remove it, and how to avoid it altogether.