ACHD looking to turn car lanes into bike lanes

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - ACHD is proposing to convert car lanes to bike lanes on Capitol Blvd, Main Street and Idaho Street downtown.

"It's called a buffered bike lane so it's just one bike lane but essentially it'll be separated from the vehicle travel lane by some paint and also some delineates some vertical candles we call them," said Craig Quintana of Ada County Highway District

The plan would move bikers off the sidewalks and onto the streets, but that would mean taking away one car lane on each of those streets.

"Our analysis shows there should still be enough capacity that will serve those needs that rush hour will get a little more congested a little more crowded than people are used to but they'll still get through. The question we have for the public, is that a trade they are willing to entertain," said Quintana

ACHD will have an open house to hear opinions on the lanes next week on March 13th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the US Bank building.