Lincoln is often considered to be the best-kept secret in the Midwest. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the United States, 128 miles of bike paths, a flourishing live music scene and fantastic entertainment and art venues, Lincoln offers the perfect combination of big city style and rural country outdoors. The capital of Nebraska is affordable, affable, accessible and, most of all, thriving.
Lincoln is easy to navigate via car. It is organized in a simple grid pattern; however, it does not include any major highways, so traffic is a problem during rush hour and University of Nebraska football games. Public transportation is run by StarTran, a city-owned mass transit operator that provides thorough bus service throughout Lincoln and Lancaster county and serves over 2 million passengers a year. Since 1994, StarTran has been slowly introducing environmentally friendly buses and, today, the entire fleet is powered by bio-diesel fuels. Aside from motor vehicles, Lincoln is home to the Great Plain Trails Network, a 128-mile network of trails that extends throughout the county. Over 82 miles of the paved or crushed limestone paths are considered “commuter trails”, providing access to the business districts within the city.