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Boise creates curbside drop-off/pickup in downtown bar zone

A passenger drop-off, pick-up pilot program will be in place Friday and Saturday nights on Boise's Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Photo by Teya Vitu.

A passenger drop-off, pick-up pilot program will be in place Friday and Saturday nights on Boise’s Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Photo by Teya Vitu.

A three-week curbside drop-off and pick-up zone will be tested in April in front of four neighboring Main Street bars in the Old Boise sector of downtown Boise.

Parking meters will have signage indicating the new passenger loading zone on the south side of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. No parking will be allowed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from April 6 to April 28.

The new zone will be available to taxis, Uber, Lyft and the general public, according to a city of Boise news release.

The drop-off/pick-up zone is located in front of The Silly Birch, Whiskey Bar, Pengilly Saloon and Cactus Bar.

Cars parked in these spaces during loading zone hours will be towed, according to the release.

The city will also have A-Frame signs to raise more awareness and some police officers helping direct traffic.

The city will evaluate whether to make the Main Street pick-up and drop-off zone permanent after the pilot program ends.

About Teya Vitu

Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.