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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Communities in Motion: Why Do You Care? Part VII

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 aluft@compassidaho.org and we’ll post your ideas here. The next installment will be posted the beginning of October. 

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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.