New Crowdsourcing App Launched to Collect Feedback on a Neighborhood Greenway in Rainier Valley

DOT has launched a crowdsourcing app www.tinyurl.com/rainierNGW so community members can give feedback using a computer or mobile device. The app makes it even easier for you to submit comments on three possible north-south neighborhood greenway routes in the Rainier Valley. Comments must be submitted by June 12, 2015 for consideration. We’ll use your comments and technical analysis to select the most promising route. Once it is built in 2016, the greenway will be another connection between Rainier Beach and the I-90 trail for people of all ages and abilities to walk and bike.

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Using the app you can zoom in to areas of interest and make a comment or recommendation by clicking the box in the upper right corner. Next, select points of interest from a drop-down menu, or type your own comments and recommendations. Once a point of interest or recommendation has been entered, you’re given the option to be contacted by the project team, or to be added to the project email list.

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Figure 2 – Screenshot of drop down menu

After contact information is entered, users are required to pin down their recommendation or point of interest by clicking on the location. Once a recommendation is submitted it can’t be edited, so make sure the right location is chosen prior to clicking “Submit Recommendation” at the bottom of the form.

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Figure 3 – Screenshot of point of interest placed on map and Submit Recommendation button

These steps can also be repeated to make additional recommendations. After comments are submitted on the right side of the form, you’ll see a list of all posted recommendations and comments. The list, which can also be hidden, shares what others are saying. You can like a recommendation and even add other comments to existing recommendations. This makes it easy for the project team to consider solutions and address concerns.

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Figure 4 – Screenshot of submitted points of interest and comments made

SDOT will continue to add features to this new tool and it will be used to gather public feedback on other projects. Please use the app to provide comments or recommendations and help the project team decide on the most promising route for the greenway.

Project Contacts

Emily Ehlers, Project Manager at Emily.Ehlers@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-8264
Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison at Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-5189