Chicago DOT recently launched a new bike parking requests website, using Shareabouts. It’s a neat project, and bike parking requests are flooding in. Beyond being a neat example of responsive government, the project is also a great case study for how we work at OpenPlans. Here’s why: Shareabouts is an open source software project. That Read more…
Using websites for direct engagement on planning projects can unlock local expertise and identify priorities.
We’re seeing some great project websites being created on OpenPlans.org. To help you create better pages, we’re sharing tips and tricks here on our blog. Drop us a line anytime with questions, or head over to our community pages to share ideas and projects with other OpenPlans users. In Part 1, I talked about shaping your project description – Read more…
The Chicago DOT is using Shareabouts to solicit and track requests for bike parking, as well as abandoned bikes that need to be removed.
NYC DOT is encouraging New Yorkers to make comments on street safety issues on the Vision Zero interactive map, by July 31.
The map, built with OpenPlans’ Shareabouts tool, has garnered 5,900 suggestions and 7,500 comments on locations in all five boroughs. After July 31, residents will no longer be able to add new feedback, but the site will remain online as part of the city’s Vision Zero portal. NYC DOT will be analyzing the comments for inclusion in its project planning over the next several years.
Crowdspot is using Shareabouts to ask people in Melbourne, Australia what public transportation improvements they’d like to see.