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Boise’s playing catch-up on bike and pedestrian paths (access required)

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)

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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Oklahoma City mayor will bring his local-option tax talk to Boise, Meridian (access required)

Oklahoma City has redefined its downtown and overall city with a one-cent, local-option sales tax over the past two decades, building a downtown baseball stadium, dozens of new schools, a downtown library and the groundwork to revitalize a warehouse district ...

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COMPASS grant will help Kuna spruce up its downtown (access required)

Kuna is planning a downtown revitalization program. Planning for the improvements will be largely funded with a $16,000 grant from the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho. The grant will pay about three-quarters of the cost for strategic planning to ...

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State and region disagree about I-84 project in Canyon County (access required)

The region’s transportation planning agency has hit the ball back to the Idaho Transportation Department regarding a $13.35 million project to rehabilitate Interstate 84 between US Highway 20/26 in Caldwell and Franklin Boulevard in Nampa. ITD dropped the proposed I-84 ...

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Regional planning details large and small revealed in new online tool (access required)

A new online map-based data tool provides users with bountiful information about local planning elements such as transportation, housing and land use. The new, interactive COMPASS dashboard at www.compassidaho.org/dashboard also allows users to delve into data revolving around health, farmland ...

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