Saturday, May 31, 2014

Boise City Council Workshop to Consider Bike Lanes, Roundabout

Posted By on Sat, May 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Conversation regarding traffic patterns in Boise continues to swirl, perhaps more than any time in recent memory.

And this coming Tuesday, June 3, the Boise City Council , as part of a 4 p.m. workshop session, will be briefed on the current pilot project which has temporarily placed buffered bike lanes on Capitol Boulevard and Idaho and Main streets. The council is expected to appoint one of its own to address Ada County Highway District commissioners to support a further extension of the pilot project, perhaps into August. ACHD commissioners will have the final say on when, or even if, any of the bike lanes become permanent.

Meanwhile, ACHD continues to get public input on plans to introduce roundabouts to the city. On May 14, Boise Weekly visited an ACHD open house, where planners detailed their plans for some of the changes.

And this Tuesday, June 3, the Boise City Council will weigh on yet another ACHD proposal to construct a roundabout—in fact, it's more like a "figure 8"—linking 36th Street, Hill Road and Catalpa Drive in northwest Boise. ACHD plans to hold another public information meeting on that proposal, which could begin construction in 2016, on Thursday June 26.

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