ACHD looking at extending bike lane project

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - ACHD says it's received more than 1,800 comments on the bike lanes and expects more than 2,000 by Tuesday. Officials say they aren't putting out the results because they don't want to skew the vote one way or the other.

"We don't really want to get into the numbers because we don't want one group or another to feel they really need to put on a push to stuff the ballot box," said Craig Quintana of ACHD.

ACHD is taking input through May on its website as well as through phone surveys. It says it's getting a lot of feedback and has worked out some problems in areas where "candles," or tubular markers, might need to be moved.

ACHD says it ordered 700 tubular markers and used 650 of them for the new bike lanes downtown. Each marker costs $22.81 and so far there have been no reports that any of the markers have been knocked down. But Quintana says that cyclists have been getting creative with riding around the markers.

"There have been some reports of people using them as kind of a slalom course. We definitely don't recommend that." Quintana said.

ACHD says the bike lanes will be around through May. ACHD commissioners will meet on the 21st and discuss whether they will keep the bike lanes for a longer period of time.