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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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Expert: Road design is directly related to public health (access required)

Capitol Blvd. bike lane cropped

Automobile-centric modern America is rigged against good health, says an urban health expert. Richard Joseph Jackson, a pediatrician and professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, called for making dense development, walking and bicycling a priority. Jackson, ...

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