Tag Archives: Bike Lanes

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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ACHD: No rush to move ahead with Broadway/Warm Springs project (access required)

The ACHD concept for Broadway/Warm Springs calls for bike lanes, sidewalks and a new pedestrian crossing (lower left corner). Image courtesy of Ada County Highway District.

A pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly Broadway/Warm Springs Avenue/Avenue B lies ahead in the indefinite future. The Ada County Highway District Commission on June 15 approved the conceptual design for the intersection at Boise’s east end of downtown. The plan would add ...

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ACHD Commission will consider restored mid-block left-turns on Broadway (access required)

Center turn lane remains in latest design for Broadway/Warm Springs/Avenue B. Image courtesy of Ada County Highway District.

The Ada County Highway District has yielded to drivers with its newest design for a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly intersection at Broadway-Warm Springs-Avenue B. The design now includes keeping the center turning lane to allow left turns from Broadway into ...

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Planners look at walking, biking options on Chinden Blvd. (access required)

Chinden no sidewalk cropped

High-speed Chinden Boulevard is not the place for walkers or bikers. Sidewalks and crosswalks are rare, and bike lanes nonexistent. But a team of federal, state and local transportation and planning officials have spent the past year assessing Chinden and ...

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Pedestrians, bikes may have priority in Broadway/Warm Springs future (access required)

Bike lanes and new sidewalks are proposed for Broadway and Avenue B at Warm Springs. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Pedestrians and bicyclists have become the priority as the Ada County Highway District deliberates on improving the five-way intersection at Broadway and Warm Springs at downtown Boise’s east end. Two concepts now in play involve adding bike lanes, sidewalks and ...

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