Q: What happens now that you’ve posted the Vision Framework?
A: The Question Campaign and the Visioning Lab helped us to shape the overall vision for our future transportation system that is outlined in the Vision Framework report. The City is now collecting project and policy ideas that will help us make the vision a reality. You can share ideas online, at an Ideas on the Street pop-up, or at an Idea Roundtable. We hope you’ll stay involved!
Q: How can I get involved in Go Boston 2030?
A: We have recently published a draft of the Vision Framework and we are in the process of collecting project and policy ideas. You can read and comment on the Vision Framework report or you can share a project idea online or at the Ideas on the Street pop-up. We will be doing more public engagement in November at Idea Roundtables and then prioritizing projects and policies for the Action Plan at a forum in Spring 2016.
Q: What kind of project and policy ideas are you looking for?
A: In the Action Plan phase, we are looking for specific suggestions for how we can improve the transportation systems in Boston. We are accepting ideas about public transportation as well as streets and sidewalks, and we will work closely with the MBTA and MassDOT to coordinate our final Action Plan.
Q: What are the dates for public meetings?
A: The Ideas on the Street pop-up is out now. You can find the schedule here. The Idea Roundtables are scheduled for November 10, 14, and 19. You can sign up attend them here.
Q: What was the timeframe for the Question Campaign?
A: The Question Campaign collected some questions in Fall 2014, but most of the questions were collected between January 12 and February 20, 2015. Thanks to everyone who participated, we collected nearly 5,000 questions online, on cards, and at the What’s Your Question Truck.
Q: What happened to questions after they were submitted?
A: Donated questions were entered into the Go Boston 2030 database and joined thousands of other questions. The questions now appear on the website for others to read and “like.” All questions collected were sorted by theme. Community leaders and city planners selected the priority questions in each theme that best represented the entire body of questions. These priority questions and ideas were shared at the Visioning Lab.
Q: Who donated questions?
A: Anyone who wanted to! The City heard from a wide array of people who live in, work in, or visit Boston.
Q: I donated a question. How do I know if my question was read and incorporated into the plan?
A: If you submitted your question online and provided your email address, you will be able to “track your question” through the process. Look for ideas you shared in the Vision Framework report or in the Action Plan that will be released in Summer 2016.
Q: Where can people go to find out more information?
A: This website has the latest information about the campaign. You may also contact Alice Brown, the project manager for Go Boston 2030, at (617) 635-1916 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may contact Vineet Gupta, the Director of Policy and Planning at the Boston Transportation Department, at (617) 635-2756 or email@example.com.