Monday, May 19, 2014

Robust Response to Opinion Poll Reveals Slight Majority Against Pilot Bike Lanes in Boise Downtown Core

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Later this week, ACHD commissioners are expected to decide whether to extend the pilot period of introducing buffered bike lanes to Capitol Boulevard and Main and Idaho streets in Boise's downtown core (it's a pretty sure bet that they will).

But thus far, a number of people who have responded to an ACHD online survey aren't fans of the change. But ACHD officials are quick to point out that of the 4,660 people who have voted on the bike lane pilot, "a bare majority" wants the lanes removed.

The survey asked citizens how they accessed the downtown area—by automobile, bicycle or foot—and also why they used the roads.

- 52.5 percent of the respondents opposed the bike lane on Capitol Boulevard

- 52.8 percent of the respondents opposed the bike lane on Main Street

- 51.5 percent of the respondents opposed the bike lane on Idaho Street

ACHD said the level of public interest is "about 10-times the input the District generally receives on even its biggest projects."

ACHD commissioners will get a briefing on the pilot project this Wednesday afternoon.


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