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Portland transportation engineer will talk about city streets

8th Street fits the new urban model of wide sidewalks and bike lane to be comfortable for many users. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

8th Street fits the new urban model of wide sidewalks and bike lane to be comfortable for many users. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

A free lecture titled “The DNA of City Streets: Rethinking the Use of Street Right of Way” will explore the design of downtown streets.

Peter Koonce, a Portland transportation engineer who was worked in the public and private sector, will give the talk at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Boise State University in the Jordan AB Ballroom in the Student Union Building.

Koonce will discuss the concept of “level of service” as it relates to streets, as well as performance measures for streets and what measures are appropriate as people move downtown, as in Boise.

Koonce will use local examples in Treasure Valley downtowns to illustrate how to design streets more in tune with the new urban setting, where people drive, walk and ride bicycles.

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