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Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
Walking. Biking. Going Places.

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Action Alert, March 29
Urge Gov. Otter to Support H334!

 
 

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Presented Legislation, Idaho Legislature Responded


2017 marks a significant milestone in Idaho Walk Bike Alliance’s history—for the first time, we sponsored a bill in the Idaho Legislature. When the session convened January 9, the Safe Routes to School – Healthy Kids campaign, co-sponsored by the American Heart Association, presented draft legislation to support the national Safe Routes to School program with state dollars.

With the help of key legislative advisors and Senate leadership, Senate Bill 1121, the Safe Routes to School – Healthy Kids legislation had a hearing before the Senate Transportation Committee on March 2. (Check out photos and videos from the hearing on our Facebook album and Facebook video library.)
 The committee room was packed, passionate speakers testified in support of S1121, and it passed with a UNANIMOUS vote.

Days later the full Senate endorsed S1121 with a 27-8 vote, adding more momentum and crucial support for this important program. Members of the House were prepared to vote enthusiastically for this bill, which would benefit all communities in Idaho, especially the rural and remote towns. Unfortunately, the House Transportation & Defense Committee declined to hear S1121 before the end of the session, precluding those representatives from having the opportunity to voice their support.

And then a fascinating thing happened.

 
Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, explaining House Bill 334 at the Senate Transportation Committee Hearing on March 29.

On Wednesday, March 28, Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, offered her own legislation, a bill that addresses Safe Routes to School. House Bill 334, appeared at the last moment as a companion piece to the major transportation bill the Legislature wanted to pass before adjournment. Trujillo began her presentation by recounting the story of her grandson being hit by a truck while he bicycled to school. She impressed upon the members the importance of Safe Routes to School and inspired the body to vote overwhelmingly in favor of it. Within 24 hours, H334 passed through both the House and the Senate easily, with collective votes totaling 92-11. It awaits the governor’s signature.
 
The full Senate vote on House Bill 334 on March 29.
 
Speaking of which, here’s your ACTION ALERT to help push through H334:

Please call or email Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and urge him to sign H334 because of the Safe Routes to School language. Use this link for messaging tips for contacting the governor. It’s easy!

Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids Legislation
What's Next?

 

Because of the unexpected and unwavering support we received from many legislators, the session offered enormous insight into many Idahoans’ concerns, what their needs are, and how Safe Routes to School can contribute in great and small ways. New relationships were forged with dozens of legislators who posed thoughtful questions and made the campaign stronger. Over the next several months, an improved version of the Safe Routes to School – Healthy Kids legislation will be crafted and reintroduced during the 2018 session!

Our primary objective is to harness our successes from the 2017 legislative session and parlay that into state law during the 2018 session. Our core mission will be to go local - meaning we will need your help more than ever to engage your legislators in your districts and show them the value of Safe Routes to School and how this program can improve the health, safety, and economic vitality of your town. Events like Walk To School Day are excellent opportunities to invite your state leaders to so they can walk with school children. Idaho Walk Bike Alliance can help to coordinate your efforts and get the media to show up!

 

 
We are developing workshops designed to train individuals who want to be more effective locally. Details are pending, but if this is something that interests you, feel free to contact us!

One crucial way you can help is to identify projects in your area that were funded by Safe Routes to School or the federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP). Have they improved safety? Does your community have unmet need for this program? We want to know! Share your stories and photos with us, so we can build a statewide case that is both urban and rural. We hope no Idaho legislator will have a single seed of doubt when we present our bill next year! We look forward to connecting with each of you to win our campaign to make walking and bicycling to school safer for all kids.

Why Idaho Needs to Dedicate Funds for Safe Routes to School
by Cynthia Gibson, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Executive Director

 

As parents, our greatest concern is for the safety of our children. That is why Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is determined to secure state funds for Safe Routes to School. Whether this happens in the 2017 legislative session or not, we will not quit until we have dedicated funding. We are working to ensure every Idaho community—no matter where it is located or how few people live in it—has the opportunity to build more sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, pathways, or greenbelts. And we know having Safe Routes to School Coordinators in every district throughout the state will increase awareness and education for parents and students, giving every child in Idaho the chance to grow up safe and healthy.

The statistics are alarming. According to Idaho Transportation Department’s 2015 Crash Report, on average from 2011-2015, 191 children per year ages 4-19 were injured or killed while riding their bicycle or walking. Sadly, we expect 2016 to be no different.

 

 
That is why Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, American Heart Association and our partners are working at the legislature every single day to secure state funds dedicated to this valuable program. Idaho’s children deserve to be healthy, safe, active, and ready to learn when they arrive at school each day. Their trips to school should not be dangerous. Additionally, parents should not worry about their children becoming obese or subject to chronic disease because they lack access to places to be physically active.

We hope you will join us and our growing coalition of partners, working to help our children grow up in a safe and healthy environment. And we ask you to reach out to your state senators, representatives, and Idaho Transportation Department staff and board members, and tell them our children deserve the best opportunity for a successful and healthy future.

Legislative Update


Idaho Walk Bike Alliance closely followed developments on legislation and issues in Idaho, and beyond, pertaining to walking and bicycling safety so we could contribute to the process and keep our members informed. Read the update from March 14 to find out more about the following topics:
  • Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids campaign
  • snow removal by highway districts
  • rolling coal
Don't forget to read the February 27February 9 and January 27 updates, too, for history on some of the above issues, and more.

Do You Love Bicyling and Movies?
Sponsor Our "Bike Love" Movie Night!

 

This May, we will host a Filmed by Bike “Bike Love” Movie Night + Talk in Boise at The Flicks. The Filmed by Bike touring event uses film to inspire a culture where cycling is a natural aspect of everyday life. This event will take place on Tuesday, May 16, during Boise Bike Week. We are seeking sponsors to offset the costs of hosting this event and contribute to the success of our fundraiser. As of March 30, there are two $100 and four $50 sponsorships available. Check out our sponsorship package and benefits grid for more information and contact Robyn to confirm your participation!
 

Hello Spring! It's Time to Ride.
Guest Post by Jamie Lynn Morgan, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Board Member


The snow is finally receding and Spring sunshine is peaking through the clouds. You know what that means? We can start spending more time outside walking or on our bicycles. For some incentives to get out and ride, there are some friendly challenges that you can take part in. One has prizes, and they both provide bragging rights and opportunities to help out your favorite charities.
 
The first starts on April 1 and continues until the end of the month. 30 Days of Biking is an international challenge that doesn't award anything to those involved, but it gives you bragging rights to say you biked every day in April. Which, let's be honest, is not always the driest month in Idaho.
For a little extra incentive, April is also the first time the state will be celebrating Idaho Craft Beer Month. If the health benefits of riding every day aren't enough to encourage you to take this challenge, maybe riding to your favorite Idaho brewery, bar, or restaurant will get you on your bicycle. I know I plan on riding to some of the events that are happening here in my area, as well as creating some of my own so I can use them to talk about Idaho Walk Bike Alliance's mission and how people can be involved.
 
 
Secondly, there is the National Bike Challenge, which runs from May 1 to September 30. There will be prizes awarded throughout this challenge, but I am going to participate to get people to sponsor me. They can agree to donate a set dollar amount or agree to pay a certain amount for every mile I ride. The proceeds will all go to the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance. This will be a fun incentive for me to be sure I am out riding as much as I can, plus a way to get others involved. Who knows, I might even be able to inspire someone else to choose active transportation! What inspires you to ride?
 

Idaho Is Human Powered!
Will You Support Walking and Biking on Friday, May 4?


Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is participating in Idaho Gives again this year. Stay tuned to our website and our Facebook and/or Twitter feeds for information on our "I Am Human Powered" campaign.

Idaho Gives is a statewide, 24-hour giving day, and it's all online! Since the inaugural event in 2013, Idahoans have raised more than $2.3 Million for participating organizations, one donation at a time. Every year on one amazing day, people across our state come together for Idaho nonprofits. It's a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho's nonprofits and benefit from the power of many. Idaho comes together - be a part of it! Full history here.

Share YOUR  for Walking and Biking all Year Long!
Join the Monthly StRider Champions

 
 
US: a statewide bike/ped nonprofit looking for  .

LIKES: advocating for safer streets for all users, and helping communities and local bike/ped groups get the money, support and technical assistance they need to build and maintain great walking and biking networks.

YOU: a dedicated, and possibly avid, walker and/or bicyclist, an Idaho community or a local bike/ped advocacy organization.

LIKES: walks, or rolls, on wide open, and obstacle-free, sidewalks and bicycle rides in buffered bike lanes that provide enough space to avoid open car doors.

If interested, meet us here anytime to let us know you want to Share YOUR Love for walking and biking all year long.

We hope to have 50 of our supporters sign up to be Monthly StRider Champions, a new monthly giving program of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.

 

Your monthly gifts WILL make a difference!
Instead of Buying
2 lattes
1 lunch out
2 movie tickets
1 tank of gas
1 dinner for two
Make a Monthly Gift, & See it Add Up!
$10 / month = $120 a year
$15 / month = $180 a year
$20 / month = $240 a year
$35 / month = $420 a year
$50 / month = $600 a year

Monthly donations help us by providing a stable, year-round source of funds that support our statewide efforts. This allows us to do the day-to-day work necessary to ensure active transportation is healthy, safe and reliable for all Idahoans.

Monthly donations help you by spreading out your giving over the course of a year and adding up to make a big difference! It’s convenient and safe, and you can set them up with just a few clicks.

 

Please join the Monthly StRider Champions today!

Thank you for SHARING YOUR     for walking and biking.

Where in the State is
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance?


Idaho Walk Bike Alliance has been busy working for better walking and bicycling statewide. We usually have images of the Idaho communities we've visited, but we haven't been out of town recently. We've been busy at the State Capitol monitoring legislation related to our organization's mission.
 
 

architecture inside the Idaho State Capitol in Boise



the bicycle corral at Treefort in Boise

Newsletter header photo: Board Member Nora Locken's two children, Sander and Emily Meddens, enjoying a ride in a bicycle trailer in early March.

Tee Time...
Are You Creative? Design a T-shirt for Us!

 
 
The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is in need of T-shirts for staff and volunteers to wear at several upcoming events. We could just put our logo on the front of a shirt and call it good. But, we thought some of our supporters might be able to create something more fun to promote the work we do for walking and biking in Idaho. Email your designs to Robyn by Friday, April 21. If we get a lot of creative ideas, we'll hold a contest to pick the best design!

Congratulations Nampa!
City Votes to Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Access in Lake Lowell Area

 

On February 6, the Nampa City Council voted to adopt the Lake Lowell Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Plan. The City of Caldwell will hold a workshop on March 20 to discuss the Lake Lowell plan along with the City's bike plan. It will then consider adopting both at a public hearing on April 3. The Canyon Highway District No. 4 adopted the Lake Lowell plan in November. Read an Idaho-Press Tribune article on the topic here. You can also view an overview of the plan and read the entire plan. Our friends at Bike Walk Nampa, Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and Alta Planning + Design participated in the process to develop the plan.
 

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ITD Grants Available for ADA Curb Ramp Improvements
Apply for Grants Through April 6

 

According to an Idaho Transportation Department news release, "Grants of up to $60,000 are available to organizations statewide through April 6 via the Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program. Local jurisdictions - cities, counties and highway districts - and tribal governments are eligible to submit an application. Funds will be used for construction starting by May 2018, and must be completed within a year. Applications are available on the ITD website, under the ADA Curb/Ramp Program tab on the left-hand side of the page. The Idaho ADA Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program providing funding for projects to build or correct curb ramps on the state highway system and within the state's right-of-way. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps. ITD allocates $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. "The goal of the program is to partner with local agencies in order to provide accessible facilities for all pedestrians, especially those with disabilities," said Jared Holyoak, manager of ITD's Curb Ramp Program. ITD, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council and the Idaho division of the Federal Highway Administration evaluate applications. Completed applications should be sent to ITDAltContracting@itd.idaho.gov by April 6."

Two Free Technical Assistance Programs Available for Your Community!
Application Deadlines are May 5


 
 
Do you want to make your community more prosperous and livable? Then take advantage of these two free technical assistance programs offered by Community Builders for communities in Idaho. The New Mobility West initiative helps address issues related to transportation and the Community Builders assistance addresses those related to community planning and economic development. Applications for both programs can be found here. Cascade used the assistance to develop an action plan for safer biking and walking. Learn more about what they did in this case study and video. We are happy to answer your questions!

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Staff Step Up for the
Idaho STEP Challenge



To encourage others to be active and healthy, Congressman Mike Simpson is attempting to walk over 2,900 miles. This is the equivalent of walking from the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. to the Idaho Capitol Building in Boise. The 'journey' began June 1, 2016, and in mid-March, Rep. Simpson passed the 2,000 mile mark, which put him in Sheridan, Wyoming. He anticipates entering Idaho near Victor in mid-April.

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance staff have joined the #HikewithMike and are walking at noon on Thursdays in Boise. Meet us at the center of Capitol Park for a stroll around downtown. Follow Rep. Simpson's progress, sign up for updates and STEP UP to join the challenge too. If you are hosting #HikewithMike walks in your communities, let us know so we can encourage others to join you!
You Can Shop AND Do Good!
With Fred Meyer Community Rewards
and AmazonSmile

Did you know you can support active transportation while you shop? It’s something you have to do anyway, so make every pantry staple, splurge or special occasion purchase count.
 
Fred Meyer
Community Rewards

 

Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to Idaho Walk Bike Alliance (#91348), scan it every time you pay, and we'll receive donations from their Community Rewards program, at no extra cost to you. It's easy to do, so sign up to link your card today!
  1. Visit Fred Meyer and sign in or register for an account at top right.
  2. Scroll down and click Link your Rewards Card Now.
  3. Enter Idaho Walk Bike Alliance or 91348.
  4. Select the bubble next to our name and click the Enroll tab.
  5. Start shopping to benefit the walking and biking movement!
 
NOTE: If you did not re-link your Fred Meyer Rewards card with the nonprofit of your choice after Fred Meyer's June 2016 customer re-enrollment period, you were dropped from the system on July 1. You can check the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipts to see if your purchases are supporting the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance:

 

 
AmazonSmile

Shop online at AmazonSmile, choose Idaho Walk Bike Alliance as your charity of choice, and 0.5% of each qualified purchase will be donated to us, with no extra fees for you. Sign up now!
  1. Visit AmazonSmile and sign in with your existing Amazon.com account info or create an account.
  2. Scroll down to pick your own charitable organization instead of choosing one of Amazon's spotlight charities.
  3. Enter Idaho Walk Bike Alliance in the search box and hit the Search button.
  4. Click on the Select button next to our name.
  5. Check that you understand you always need to shop via smile.amazon.com to support Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.
  6. Start ordering online to support active transportation!
  7. Keep track of your AmazonSmile impact. Hover your cursor over the 'Supporting: Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Inc." link located just under the search bar and see how much your purchases have added up. Sample below.


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SAVE THE DATE
IWBA Lunch Walks
for #HikewithMike
Idaho STEP Challenge

Thursdays @ noon
Center of Capitol Park, Boise

(read more here)


"Bike Love"
Bike Movie Night

May 16
The Flicks

646 W Fulton St., Boise
(more info TBD)

Boise Fundraiser
May
Boise Brewing

521 W Broad St., Boise
(more info TBD)

Kegs4Kause
May 29, 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Payette Brewing Company
733 S Pioneer St., Boise

(read more here)
DONATE TODAY
As a nonprofit organization, and  Idaho's only statewide advocacy group promoting safety on  our roadways for all non-motorized users, we rely on support from PEOPLE LIKE YOU! It allows us to carry on vitally important work to ensure active transportation is healthy, safe and reliable for all Idahoans.

Please consider becoming a member or donating a tax-deductible gift to bring us closer to the day when all Idahoans can move freely throughout their communities however they choose.

Want to donate more but can't afford to do it all at once? Be a Monthly StRider Champion and support walking and biking all year long. Read more about monthly giving.
DO THE NUMBERS


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SEE YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK
YOUR support makes it possible for us to work for safer walking and bicycling for all Idahoans.

Youth Lobby Day
February 2-3
Idaho State Capitol, Boise
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance joined the American Heart Association in helping high school students meet with legislators to advocate for dedicated state funding of Safe Routes to School.

Idaho Legislature
January - March
Boise
Over the session, our Executive Director and Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids Campaign Coordinator attended many legislative and committee meetings to follow issues and legislation pertaining to walking and bicycling safety that concern the mission of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance. You can read our legislative updates on these issues in these links: 1/27, 2/92/27 and 3/14.

Safe Routes to School Legislation
January - March
Boise
For the first time, the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance sponsored a bill in the Idaho Legislature. The Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids bill received crucial support and a lot of momentum but ultimately failed to receive a hearing in the House Transportation and Defense Committee. We are already hard at work laying the groundwork to present the bill again in 2018. Read a recap of the 2017 session.

Idaho Transportation Board
March 15-16, Boise
April 20-21, Lewiston
Cynthia Gibson, Executive Director, will attend these two Idaho Transportation Board meetings to learn more about issues in Southwest and North-Central Idaho, and across the state. These meetings are open to the public; you can attend too!
FUND YOUR PROJECTS
Idaho Transportation Department's ADA Curb Ramp Grants
Deadline: April 6
Grants of up to $60,000 are available to organizations statewide through April 6 via the Idaho ADA Curb Ramp Program. More info here.

Community Builders Technical Assistance
Deadline: May 5
Two free technical assistance programs are available to help make communities in Idaho more prosperous and livable. Read more here.

U.S. Department of Transportation Transit, Highway and Safety Funds
Revised August, 12, 2016
The U.S. DOT updated table of pedestrian and bicycle funding opportunities.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Your opinion matters! Here's your chance to have a say.

Ada County Highway District (ACHD)
Roadways to Bikeways Bike Master Plan Update
Meetings: Mondays at 6pm
April 3, June 5, July 10
ACHD is seeking help from citizens to update the 2009 Roadways to Bikeways Bike Master Plan. Learn more.

Salmon Valley Stewardship
The workshop aims to "engage the community in conversations about how it can take advantage of our uniqueness and determine what matters most about our community to improve the trail systems and recreational destinations, and to improve the experience of moving about town." RSVP here.

PeopleForBikes
PlacesForBikes City Ratings
Deadline: April 15
PeopleForBikes is hoping to "identify the best U.S. cities for bicycling and reward those that are improving the fastest." They will publish "data-driven" city ratings in fall 2017. Take the survey today.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy would like you to urge Congress to prioritize funding for transportation and safe walking and biking programs. More info here.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Do you have walking and/or biking related events, accomplishments or issues going on in your community? Let us know and we can help get the word out to your local media outlets. Because the more people hear about the work being done to ensure active transportation is healthy, safe and reliable, the safer we can make our roadways for all Idahoans. Contact Robyn by email, robyn@idahowalkbike.org, or phone, 208-345-1105.
EDUCATE YOURSELF
Webinars, conferences and other resources on active transportation issues:

League of American Bicyclists
Webinars
National Bike Challenge: Getting Started in 2017
April 4
1:00 - 2:00 pm MDT

April 12
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


Citizens Planning Academy
In-Person Training
How Comprehensive Planning Can Help Communities Achieve Their Goals
April 5
6:00 - 7:30 pm MDT

Idaho Law Learning Center
Boise

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Webinars
Designing for Bicyclist Safety
April 11
11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road
April 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Getting from Vision Zero Plan to Vision Zero Progress
April 18
11:00 am - 12:30 pm MDT

Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections
April 27
12:30 - 2:00 pm MDT


America Walks
2017 Webinar Series
Wednesdays
12:00 - 1:00 pm MDT


Exploring the Outdoors: Partners in Outdoor Spaces

America Walks
National Walking Summit
September 13 - 15
St. Paul, MN


Every Body Walk! Collaborative
Social Justice Toolkit
Toolkit Resources

Perils for Pedestrians
Video Episodes

Smart Growth America
Webinar Recap

U.S. Department of Transportation
Toolkit Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation
Toolkit Resources

Voices for Healthy Kids
Toolkit Resources
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Don't miss these stories, reports, plans, etc. on walking and biking issues:

America Walks
Mardi Gras and walking go hand in hand


ArchDaily
The world’s longest elevated cycling path opens in China

The Architects Newspaper
Bold proposal for new bike bridge connecting Miami to Key Biscayne on display at Coral Gables Museum

The Atlantic
Big in Bolivia: zebras in the streets

Bicycling
Someone in Kansas created a protected bike lane using toilet plungers – and it’s amazing


Bike Portland
City moves forward with plan to rent adaptive bikes as part of Biketown system

Bike Walk KC
“Beyond the Loop” will explore new ideas for downtown highways


Chicago Tribune
‘Biking while black’: Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets

City of Boise
Energize Our Neighborhoods 2016 Annual Report

City of Boston
Data released from first automated bike count in Boston

CityLab
Austin (briefly) gets a no-frills private bike share

Berlin plans a new network of bike superhighways

Can a bike bridge make Miami safer for cyclists?

The cars that ate Paris

Dutch cyclists feel the squeeze

Here’s the crosswalk voice remix track you’ve been craving

How to make urban highways vanish

Is this America’s most adorable parklet?

A pedestrian battle cry, in comic form

The play area bringing music and light to New Orlean’s Lower Ninth

Seattle makes a Pac-Man pop-up park

Singapore may have designed the world’s best bus stop

Suburban sprawl stole your kids’ sleep

Sweden and Denmark launch an international bike ferry

Tagging along with the L.A. bicycle crew for women of color

Turning a dull park into a place people actually enjoy

Want safer streets? Take design cues from the snow

We rode an Ikea bike

What’s better exercise: biking or walking?

When women walk the city

Your neighborhood affects how you age


COMPASS
Parks for everyone!

Detroit Free Press
Bikes, walkers will be allowed on Gordie Howe Bridge

European Cyclists' Federation
Bike and train: getting more people on the right track with 7 simple steps

ECF launches a new report calling for more balanced e-mobility strategies to realise potential of e-cycling


Fast Company
Why local businesses shouldn’t worry about eliminating on-street parking

Forbes
The best places to retire without a car

The Globe and Mail
Giving power back to pedestrians

Grist
Anxious, depressed, distracted – what if the cure is just outside?

The Guardian
Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study

All under one roof: how malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable

On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes


The Hill
Trump ‘skinny budget’ cuts deep into infrastructure promise


Houston Public Media
New study looks at ‘close calls’ for cyclists and pedestrians


Idaho Business Review
A word with Max Clark, CCDC’s parking facilities director

Bike lane is blocked? ACHD is working on that

Boise GreenBike adds bicycles and stations

Boise’s playing catch-up on bike and pedestrian paths

Bus riders find merit in public transit

Commuteride vanpool fills a public transit gap

Commuter rail tops wish list for Treasure Valley leaders

Traditional public transit competes with sharing community


Idaho-Press Tribune
Plans for Lake Lowell bike, pedestrian access are commendable

Idaho Statesman
GreenBikes are leaving storage, headed to the streets

Growing pains: Boise looks for answers as Downtown parking tightens

Meridian Republic Services seeks creative ideas to keep good bikes out of the landfill


League of American Bicyclists
Looking back at a great National Bike Summit

The President’s budget: what does it mean for us?


Living on Earth
Women and bicycling


MassLive
Boston announces plan to become the most walkable city in America with vision for 2030


Modern Cities
Miami’s giant pop up recreates downtown street

Momentum Mag
Children’s book inspires a healthy and active lifestyle

How to know how bike-friendly your next travel destination will be

We reviewed the award winning Lumos helmet


National Association of City Transportation Officials
Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016

Next City
Growing Wisconsin city to state DOT: we don’t want your highway

Wichita bike lane gets a safety makeover with the help of toilet plungers


Omaha World-Herald
Proposed $1.2 billion mixed-use development would be ‘unique’ in west Omaha, planner says

The Onion
Tips for urban biking


Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Case studies in delivering safe, comfortable and connected pedestrian and bicycle networks (volume II)


PeopleForBikes
Big Jump Project

PlaceShakers
Placemaking: geek niche or the root of pretty much everything?

Planetizen
Autonomous cars will turn back the clock on sustainable cities

Bike sharing leaves Shanghai drowning in bikes

Early exposure to public transportation can lead to more sustainable travel later in life

Melbourne, Australia plans assault on sprawl with ’20-minute neighborhoods’

Most livable cities revisited

Seattle’s new updated Pedestrian Master Plan includes $22 million for sidewalks

The wisdom of engaging nervous cyclists


Priceonomics
Public bike sharing: analyzing the usage date in US cities

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Five ways trails make us healthier (and happier)

Secretary Foxx’s parting gift for trails and active transportation could impact America

Two Minnesota bills could dedicate $15 million/year to trails, walking and biking


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Seven lessons I’ve learned about improving health in America


Seattle Bike Blog
Rainier Ave safety project worked even better than planned, city will extend it south


Smart Growth America
The communities in the running for the best Complete Streets policy of 2016

Complete Streets lessons in Central Florida can apply to any community


Streetsblog Chicago
Study: red light cams improve safety, have “spillover effect” on other intersections

Streetsblog USA
A six-point plan to cut traffic

Austin is starting a three-year plan to fight congestion with bikes

In Baltimore, combining bikes and buses to reconnect a car-lite city

The motherland of soul is getting an all-ages biking network

Parking Madness 2017 tip-off: St. Louis vs. Sacramento

Wichita upgrades guerrilla plungers to permanent bike lane posts


Toronto Centre for Active Transportation
Media release: new book busts the big-city myth about walking and cycling projects

UPI
Physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on heart disease

Urban Milwaukee
Tax cyclists for road upgrades?

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Creating walkable and bikeable communities

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

Regional Cooperation and Bike/Ped and Transit Connections

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks


U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe
Laying the foundation for vehicle-to-pedestrian communications

Vision Zero Network
Moving from vision to action: fundamental principles, policies & practices to advance Vision Zero in the U.S.

Vox
Another reason to hate daylight saving: car crashes

The Washington Post
As traffic deaths soar, cities pursue lower speed limits to eliminate fatalities

D.C. wants employers to pay workers not to drive to work


WTTW
A wild plan for San Francisco
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Timberline Investments LLC
Tom Scott Communication Shop


Transportation Organizations
Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

Cities
Idaho Falls
McCall
Moscow
Potlatch
Sandpoint


Member Groups
Bike Walk Nampa
Conservation Voters for Idaho
Friends of the Weiser River Trail
Idaho Falls Community Pathways
Latah Trail Foundation
North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation
PeopleForBikes
Ride Idaho
Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance


Bike / Sports Shops
Foot Dynamics
George's Cycles & Fitness
Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair
Idaho Mountain Touring
Reed Cycle
Shu's Idaho Running Company


Foundations
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Equinox Foundation
LOR Foundation
Voices for Healthy Kids















 
 
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