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.
Following two nights of testimony, ACHD commissioners voted 4-to-1 June 23 to close Jefferson between First Street and Avenue B, expected to occur within the next two years. ACHD Commissioner Jim Hansen was the lone "no" vote.
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.