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Be Part of the Plan: join our discussion site about our transportation future

Check it out, yo—we’ve launched a new discussion website at BePartofthePlan.ca!

The website is basically the starting point for a conversation about our shared transportation future. Starting Friday, you’ll start seeing ads promoting the site in the media and on transit.

We’re encouraging everyone to visit BePartofthePlan.ca, learn about the six transport goals our region has set for the next 30 years, and let us know your thoughts on transportation issues.

Your thoughts and feedback will help shape the upcoming 10-year plan for 2010. And after a draft of that 10-year plan is released in June, we’ll continue the online discussion to get your thoughts on the plan’s details. A final version will then be put together for approval by the end of the year. (Here’s an explanation of the difference between all these plans!)

And I’m actually going to help moderate discussions over at BePartofthePlan.ca, so I’ll be splitting my time between that site and the Buzzer blog for the next little while. (Don’t worry though, I’m not abandoning the Buzzer blog!)

A note on the discussion topics, and the site

One of the ads you might see on transit in the next while.

One of the ads you might see on transit in the next while.

There are six discussion topics right now, to get you started thinking about each of the goals.

But every week or so, we’ll update the site with new topics to discuss. If there’s a topic you think should be up there, feel free to suggest it.

Also, we know this website isn’t the most perfect way to conduct this conversation, and we welcome your comments to improve it.

The site will be tweaked as we go along, and there will be a bigger redesign for the June discussion, so make sure you let us know exactly what you think.

Join in!

So I’m really encouraging you to visit BePartofthePlan.ca and talk with us! We want to hear from you, and your thoughts will really help us develop a transport plan that reflects your needs and values. I hope to see you all there!


13 Comments

  • By James Magnan, March 26, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

    Will there be a mobile site for us iPhone and blackberry users?

  • By rbo, March 26, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

    Great site!

    I’m definitely looking forward to the discussion.. hopefully Translink will -really- listen to what we, the people, have to say :)

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 27, 2009 @ 9:07 am

    James: Hmmm… there’s no plan for a mobile site right now, but I’ll take your comment to my colleagues so they know there’s interest.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 27, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    rbo: Thanks — I hope you participate. We really are listening and want your feedback!

  • By ;-), March 27, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    I too would like a Java free mobile version. I’ve got too much free time waiting for the bus.

    Also, can we get some RSS feeds on that site?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 27, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    RSS feeds are coming!

  • By C, March 27, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    I just got the strangest error message…

    “You are commenting too quickly. Slow down.”

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, March 27, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

    Hmmm… I think that might be a spamguard. Did you type one comment and then post another quickly? Or did you hit the submit button twice? If it’s none of the above, I’ll let the web people know about it.

  • By ;-), April 3, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    While we wait for RSS feeds to come. I’d like to hear what others think of the website interface. When I click on “show all comments”, the website only shows the first response and not the detailed discussions beneath it. I find it frustrating at times hunting and needing to click on each java comment button to see the latest discussions.

    Until the RSS feeds are released, can we default to showing “all comments” and not just the first reply?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, April 3, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    Thank you ;-)! That’s very valuable info to us.

    Please please everyone tell us what you think is wrong with the site design — it will help us immensely!

    RSS feeds are still being worked on, and will be coming soon!

  • By ;-), April 3, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Just slap your web developer silly for each java control they put on the webpage.

    Java really messes up mobile usage.

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