Like other Midwest cities, Omaha spreads out over vast amounts of space and necessitates the use of private vehicles. However, Benson Gardens’s small size and the amount of foot traffic from nearby Benson makes the neighborhood safe to travel through on foot or by bike.
Several of routes of Omaha’s public transportation system, OMetro, pass through the neighborhood. Route 18 drives down 72nd Street toward Downtown. Route 8 follows Blondo Street, stopping at the North Omaha
Transit Center and Crossroads Mall, and Route 4/14 runs along Maple Avenue. All three routes connect passengers with the Benson Park Transit Center, where they can transfer to other areas of the city. Buses run about every thirty minutes, with route 18 depositing riders downtown in the quickest time: 38 minutes.
Downtown lies just 15 minutes east if you drive along Northwest Radial Highway, onto Cumming Street. Residents also make the journey by taxi, using two different ride sharing services – Lyft and Uber – that operate around the city. Both services utilize mobile applications to locate nearby drives. The cab company City Taxi Inc., based nearby, also drives customers around Omaha.
While the neighborhood has no official bike lanes, several of its intersecting streets qualify as “continuous streets,” due to their residential locations and low levels of traffic.