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Boise’s playing catch-up on bike and pedestrian paths (access required)

Harris Ranch is following the lead of cities across the country with appealing multi-use paths separate from streets. Photo by Patrick Sweeney.

In just a few years, the American bike lane concept has matured beyond a hastily painted add-on at the edge of a road. Now descriptions include protected, buffered, contraflow, shared-use, cycle tracks, separate bike paths and greenways. Minneapolis even calls ...

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Bike and pedestrian safety, simplified (access required)

A bicyclist on the Boise State University campus. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

Peter Lagerwey likes to emphasize street crossings when he talks about pedestrian safety. “Where do we put all our energy? Putting in sidewalks,” said Lagerwey, a former Seattle senior transportation planner who now tours the country regarding bicycle and pedestrian ...

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Oklahoma City mayor will bring his local-option tax talk to Boise, Meridian (access required)

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has overseen the city's local-option tax since 2004. Photo courtesy of COMPASS.

Oklahoma City has redefined its downtown and overall city with a one-cent, local-option sales tax over the past two decades, building a downtown baseball stadium, dozens of new schools, a downtown library and the groundwork to revitalize a warehouse district ...

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COMPASS grant will help Kuna spruce up its downtown (access required)

Kuna will be planning downtown revitalization. Photo courtesy of Chris Engels.

Kuna is planning a downtown revitalization program. Planning for the improvements will be largely funded with a $16,000 grant from the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho. The grant will pay about three-quarters of the cost for strategic planning to ...

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State and region disagree about I-84 project in Canyon County (access required)

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The region’s transportation planning agency has hit the ball back to the Idaho Transportation Department regarding a $13.35 million project to rehabilitate Interstate 84 between US Highway 20/26 in Caldwell and Franklin Boulevard in Nampa. ITD dropped the proposed I-84 ...

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Regional planning details large and small revealed in new online tool (access required)

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A new online map-based data tool provides users with bountiful information about local planning elements such as transportation, housing and land use. The new, interactive COMPASS dashboard at www.compassidaho.org/dashboard also allows users to delve into data revolving around health, farmland ...

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