Tag Archives: Bicycles

Boise GreenBike adds bicycles and stations (access required)

A GreenBike station in downtown Boise.

Boise’s bike sharing program will double the number of stations where riders can rent and return bikes and add 15 bikes to the fleet. Boise GreenBike will enter its third year in April with 129 bicycles, a number that director ...

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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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