Starting Monday evening expect delays in downtown Boise on three of Boise’s major roads.
The Ada County Highway District unveiled a pilot project to reduce traffic lanes on Capitol, Main and Idaho streets. One traffic lane per street will be marked for bicycle traffic only. The pilot project is temporary and already ACHD has admitted traffic will be impacted from the change.
ACHD board Vice President, Mitch Juarena said “The bottom line is will the general public accept the trade off of more traffic congestion for bicycle lanes safety and for connectivity?” Proponents believe the changes could make Boise's urban core more inviting.