This is my seventh installment in the series of blogs about why people care, or should care, about long-range transportation planning in general and Communities in Motion 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:
· So when you’re walking down the sidewalk you don’t step on a crack and break your mother’s back!
· Because if we don’t plan, someone else will make the decisions for us.
· Believe it or not, today’s roads haven’t always been there. Someone had to plan for them. Now it’s our turn.
· When gas prices go up (and they will!), what will you do?
· Idaho ranks last in income and first in people with second jobs. Let’s plan so our economic future is brighter.
· Because they don’t make SPF 5,000 sunblock!
· My wife said, “let’s go out… and take me to someplace expensive.” So, I took her to the gas station.
· Because when I turn 85, I want the ambulance to be able to get to me!
· Have you ever waited for the bus that didn't come? Let’s fix that!
To share why you think Communities in Motion 2040 is important and why people should get involved ― why you care ― email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post your ideas here. The next installment will be posted the beginning of October.