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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Communities in Motion: Why Do You Care? Part VI


This is my sixth installment in the series of blogs about why people care, or should care, about long-range transportation planning in general and Communities in Motion 2040 in particular.

We have been asking people – Treasure Valley residents, such as you  –  this question. I have committed to sharing those reasons with you each quarter in my blog. Below is the newest list.  

Why people care about Communities in Motion 2040, as submitted by you:

  • New projects may be coming to your neck of the woods…you’ll want to know!
  • Do you really want someone else planning your future?
  • So it’s still relevant to teach your kid how to ride a bike.
  • Because gas is expensive!
  • Because we all breathe the same air.
  • So “the journey” is as enjoyable as the destination.
  • Hindsight may be 20/20, but isn’t having foresight even better?
  • Because I don’t want to rely on a holster to carry my inhalers.
  • It’s your money!
  • It’s the citizens who know best what is needed.

 To share why you think Communities in Motion 2040 is important and why people should get involved ― why you care ― email aluft@compassidaho.org and we’ll post your ideas here. The next installment will be posted the beginning of July.

Also – just a reminder to submit your photos for the “Your Treasure Valley Future Photo Challenge.” Visit http://www.compassidaho.org/prodserv/cim2040_photos.htm to see what your friends and neighbors have submitted so far, then upload your photos.

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Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

COMPASS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for transportation planning in Ada and Canyon Counties. The COMPASS Board comprises 39 members representing the cities, counties, highway districts, educational institutions, state agencies, and other entities within the two counties. COMPASS plays an important role in making decisions about future long-range transportation needs in the Treasure Valley, taking into consideration environmental and economic factors that affect the quality of life.