Friday, September 27, 2013

Communities in Motion: Why Do You Care? Part VIII

This is my eighth 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. 

I’d like to extend a special “thanks” to those of you who shared your ideas on the “why I care” poster at the COMPASS open houses in August. You’ll see several of those below.

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

  • 2040 will be here before you know it!
  • It’s time for our region to be as great as it can be.
  • If you don’t plan it, it will never happen!
  • You can text while commuting on the bus.
  • The future is coming fast and it sure would be nice to keep the Treasure Valley a wonderful place to live – maybe even better than it is now (air quality, livability for seniors, etc.)
  • If people don’t start walking, they’ll be too fat to get in their cars!
  • Let’s preserve trees, farms, and open space to reduce air pollution.
  • We should all care! 
To share why you think Communities in Motion 2040 is important and why people should get involved ― why you care ― email and we’ll post your ideas here. The next installment will be posted the beginning of January.

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.