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.
The new permanent boxes are being installed as part of bike lanes on Capitol, Myrtle, River, Idaho and Bannock streets. ACHD officials said they'll be out Monday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m., heading out water bottles loaded with how-to pamphlets on the new bike boxes.
"This bill would allow even more Idaho parents to use prayer as an excuse to avoid the medical needs of their children. If you allow this bill to pass, it will be responsible for the deaths of generations of children."