Planners say the Main and Fairview network is missing local street connections; additionally, they're recommending "right-sizing" the corridors by adding on-street parking and enhanced bicycle facilities.
Those who voted against the motion, raised by Commissioner Jim Hansen, said there was too much development taking place downtown and the city of Boise had not passed ordinances that would enforce correct use of bike lane infrastructure to install the lanes.
After reviewing comments from the public, ACHD staff is expected to come out with a preferred option, possibly as early as July, and get more public comment. The proposal could go before the ACHD commission as early as September.
For the Broadway/Warm Springs intersection, Boise city staff wants to see more access to properties along the street from the proposed median, U-turn options at intersections with signals, U-turn options at mid-block and an expansion of the road to include more "pockets" for left turns.
ACHD is scheduled to make another public presentation on the options, this time in front of the Boise City Council on Tuesday, April 26. A final recommendation is expected to be presented before the ACHD board of commissioner on May 25.