Idaho Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Open for Public Comment
Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is in the final stages of completing the Idaho Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This draft is the result of public outreach, input from ITD staff, consultants, and the ITD Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
The intent is for this to be an ITD bicycle and pedestrian plan and a plan for Idaho’s communities and agencies.
Idaho Pedestrian & Bicycle Alliance encourages you to comment. Deadline is Friday May 2 at 5:00 p.m. MST
Our comments will include:
1. Though this plan does address bicycling accomodations throughout the state, it has almost no pedestrian element; that is an important omission that needs correcting.
2. This plan should be reviewed in 1-2 years. It needs more work and specificity.
3. This plan is not detailed enough to truly guide ITD and Idaho’s communities.
The plan can be found here:
Please provide comments back to ITD by Friday May 2nd, 5:00 p.m. MST via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We believe every child in Idaho should be able to walk or bike safely to school, and that commuters should be able to use safe and reliable pathways connecting home, work and play. 30% of all car trips are one mile or less, and it is our goal to encourage, incentivize and enhance making these trips actively by bike or foot.
In many of Idaho’s towns simply crossing, cycling or walking along Main Street is a risky proposition. Billions of dollars are spent annually across the USA building roads and bridges to accommodate cars. At minimal cost, roads can also be built or rebuilt to include walking and cycling. Safe, active travel will help reduce obesity, gridlock, fatalities, and poor air quality. That is one of our goals!
Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance is active each day educating and working for safe, reliable, enjoyable and convenient walking and biking throughout Idaho. We assist Idaho’s communities to find funds to build cycling and walking infrastructure, participate in Idaho’s transportation planning, and actively listen to what towns need to create vital, connected neighborhoods.
Families who choose active transportation are healthier and wealthier. We hope you will join us!
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We are a resource for local communities and advocates. We represent Idaho’s biking and walking citizens to stakeholders as transportation projects arise around our state. We educate Idaho’s legislature, commissions, and other decision makers on your desire for a more active transportation system.Learn More