I ended up sending this website link to the person I interviewed, Jean Aust. Aust works as a city planner, and I wanted to send this to her to help convince her decision making process when it comes to planning to a transit oriented way.
I chose a website for my genre. A website is an fast, easy, and universal way to communicate one’s ideas to the public. A website can be easily made with a free website maker tool, such as in my case google sites, by almost anyone. Websites can also be spread around rapidly, due to the instantaneous nature of the internet. Websites can also be accessed by almost anyone with an electronic device, for free, anywhere and anytime.
I decided to split my website into three separate, semi-chronological parts. One describing the background of the situation regarding traffic in Loudoun County, one describing the problem of traffic congestion in Loudoun County, and one addressing possible fixes and solutions that we could use to help alleviate traffic problems in Loudoun County. I wanted to keep the information spread clean and organized. I also tried to visually organize the pages using dividers and background colors, in order to group similar and relevant information together.
Much of my site was original content, not taken from the essay. I felt that the essay was too formal and specific to planning, and focused on identifying the problems rather than addressing the problems in detail. I wanted to make an accessible, easy to understand website for the public. I did, however, base the text in the “Problems we Face” headline off of my essay, as I felt it did a good job giving a synopsis of what traffic problems Loudoun County was facing.