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Re: “Video: Big Turnout, Robust Dialogue at ACHD Open House on Two-Ways, Lane Closure

Improved mode share in downtown is paramount. If you build for cars, you get more cars. If you build for people, you get more people.

If any readers are apprehensive about two-way roads or a more bikeable/walkable city, please do a little research on the subjects and you will find plenty of case studies that treatments like this increased economic stimulus and attract people to your area.

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Posted by adult tricycle on 03/16/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Braking Bad: Bike Share Program Caught in Crossfire Between City of Boise, ACHD

bikeboy, I am sure many readers agree with your fiscal conservatism, and I am one. However, many readers may also see the need to promote and normalize alternative transportation in our city. The cost of the bicycles are due to their irregularity and quality since they will be used by many, left outside and need to be as maintenance free as possible. Folks who visit Boise or use bicycles infrequently may not have the availability to have a decent commuter bicycle located around town for them to use when they need. I think a private sponsorship would be great as well, you are correct. The fact of the matter is; we pay for schools we will never use, parks we will never enjoy, and fire protection we will never utilize, and I am okay with paying for these services if it means others can benefit from them. As a nation we don't have the money to fund this, yes, but we don't have the money for multiple wars, freeway systems, and large scale agriculture, but we continue to fund those at a loss each year. I would be willing to take a leap with bikeshare instead of one of those. A person on a bikeshare bicycle may be one more person not using a vehicle in Boise.

I know moreso than many that you are a true utilitarian cyclist and contribute monetarily to society more than your fair share. Thank you for your comments.

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Posted by adult tricycle on 10/04/2013 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Road Wars: The Bike vs. Car Question Continues

Oh the misconception of riding a bicycle on a sidewalk. The name of the infrastructure piece suggests its intended use. When you are on a sidewalk you are in an area where no one looks when they turn (far left or right of vehicle) and every driveway, alleyway and intersection is an area where you are statistically more likely to get into an accident. From inside your car a sidewalk seems like a great place for all other road users to be...out of your way. Please educate yourselves on these matter before the cost of fuel rises this summer.

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Posted by adult tricycle on 02/09/2012 at 10:47 PM

Re: “New Boise Survey: Panhandling, Foothills and Local Option are "Hot Buttons"

I feel that if an individual would like to get a hand out, they must be require to provide a service. Busking (street performing), magic, poems, etc. Think Piccadilly Circus, or New Orleans for instance.

Posted by adult tricycle on 01/19/2011 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em, But Go Outside; Four Brits=One Eskimo; Cazbopa

We (my Wife and I) used to play music there, socialize, and enjoy ourselves. The smoke was so bad, we would have to wash our backpacks, gloves, hats etc. the next morning. Not to mention it would make us sick. Upon hearing this news, we will both be returning to our beloved hang out to spent our money, enjoy some tunes, and talk with some pleasant Boise citizens.

Posted by adult tricycle on 03/18/2010 at 9:27 AM

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