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Meet our new street safety map

We just launched a new map template for OpenPlans: street safety. Based on the input categories used by NYCDOT for Vision Zero, this map helps you collect input on common street safety issues from people who know the streets best. Gather useful data, and engage communities as participants in guiding plans.

Making a new project in OpenPlans

Start collecting community input in minutes with new OpenPlans maps

Our community input maps have helped thousands of people give input about the streets they know and use everyday. Now, we’re making those maps really easy to set up. With a few clicks, you can use OpenPlans to create a plan with one of our high-quality, proven map templates. Start collecting input on bike share locations, street safety, neighborhood issues, and Read more…

Streamlined project setup on OpenPlans

We’ve just launched some changes to streamline the creation and editing of projects.

You’ll see the changes as soon as you log in to your OpenPlans.org account. We hope you’ll find the new layout easier to navigate.

We’ve added some much-requested features: you can now preview your page at any time. You can also add multiple text sections. Your embedded Shareabouts map can be at the top of the page, above or below your timeline – it’s your call.

How to write about your planning project, part 2: getting involved

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…

How to write about your planning project, part 1

We’re seeing some great project websites being created on OpenPlans.org. Starting this week, we share tips and tricks to getting the most out of your page. Drop us a line anytime with questions, or head over to our community pages to share ideas and projects with other OpenPlans users.

Getting an OpenPlans page up and running is as simple as going to OpenPlans.org, and creating an account. You’ll be walked through some questions, then presented with an editable view of your project page. From there, you’re one click away from publishing and sharing your page.

So, publishing is easy, but what should you be thinking about when crafting a project description?

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