Community Engagement Better Places

Our web maps help you gather constructive public input for walking & biking projects.

Use OpenPlans to set up a collaborative map for community input. Our tried and tested templates help you collect and manage feedback about street issues, suggestions for new bike and walking infrastructure, problems and opportunities for neighborhood planning, and more.

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STREET SAFETY MAPPING

NYC DOT Vision Zero

New York City is collecting feedback on street safety conditions like speeding and double parking, using Shareabouts and Google Street View. VIEW SITE

INFRASTRUCTURE REQUESTS

CDOT Bike Parking

Chicago residents can request a bike rack using Shareabouts. With a custom admin tool, city staff can review and reply to requests, and track installation tasks for contractors. VIEW SITE

BIKE SHARE PLANNING

Philly Bike Share

Philadelphia is collecting feedback on shortlisted bike share locations, using community knowledge to pick the best spots. VIEW SITE

Planning of the Future

OpenPlans gets more people involved in urban planning decisions. It's the communications jet pack planners have been waiting for.

It’s all about your map!

Choose from our gallery of high‑quality, user‑friendly maps that collect place‑based feedback & ideas from participants.

Easily Manage Your Plans

It’s super easy to add other information to your plan. Alongside your map, include a project timeline, downloadable documents, text, images…

Plans Large & Larger

Use OpenPlans to collect data for multiple projects, and give everyone a birds‑eye view of planning initiatives across your municipality.

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For Planners
OpenPlans makes it easy to create & update websites. Spend less time making web design decisions, and more time adding content and engaging people where they are.

For Communities
OpenPlans enables informed participation. It's where people can find out what's happening, give their input, and stay engaged throughout the whole project.

For Cities
OpenPlans provides a birds-eye view of all plans. Information is aggregated to give a city-wide roundup of plans by type, helping people find multiple plans to track.

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Who is OpenPlans for?

OpenPlans helps with effective communication for urban planning, transportation, and development projects, including:

  • Neighborhood Transportation Projects
  • Rezonings
  • Master Plans
  • Utility & Public Works Projects (provide updates)
  • Capital Projects by Transit Agencies
  • Regional Initiatives by MPOs, COGs, RPAs
  • Campus Development by Universities

What's the big idea?

We're changing the culture of information sharing by local gov, giving everyone actionable information about projects near them. We're making it easier for planners to share information, and easier for communities to discover information and act on it. Because our tools are online, it's easy to get started, and we keep making improvements.

We want to see a big change in communication in planning. Our goal is genuine, two-way constructive conversation between planners and the communities they serve. Getting beyond the usual suspects, we want to see greater engagement from a more diverse population. Eventually, nobody should wonder what's going on or feel like they're missing from discussions.

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Open for Good

OpenPlans is open source. We hope you'll work with us for our excellent support, reliable hosting and deep knowledge of tools for planning. But if you decide to go DIY, our code is available. Every project we do leads to improvements in the core OpenPlans software.

Let's talk

Contact us any time at hello@openplans.org. Your feedback & comments will help us improve the software. As we continue to make improvements, you'll see new features rolled out to your account. Please help us prioritize new features!