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Idaho Walk Bike Alliance
Walking. Biking. Going Places.

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Summertime fun on the sidewalk in Sandpoint.

Let's PARK It: 09/15/17
 
We're Unpaving Parking Spots and Putting up a Paradise for People on International PARK(ing) Day!

 
“Shifting the Paradigm” designed by Maki Kawaguchi
 
WHAT: In celebration of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 15, Idaho Walk Bike Alliance will join with ACHD CommuterideAmerican Heart Association - IdahoOliver Russell and Stack Rock Group :: Landscape Architecture to create temporary public “PARKs” on 8th Street between Idaho and Bannock in downtown Boise.

This temporary public urban open space, which will be installed in the five parking spots closest to Idaho Street, will be open to all who pass by between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

PARK(ing) Day, an annual global event since 2005, inspires artists, activists and citizens in cities worldwide to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces.

WHO & “PARK” CONCEPTS:
  • Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is the only advocacy group working statewide to improve safety on roadways for all non-motorized users, and envisions an Idaho known for its active, vibrant, healthy and economically strong communities. Its “PARK” will be similar to the one created last year and feature greenery on loan from North End Organic Nursery and grouped sitting areas where visitors can stop by to chat or just sit and relax.
  • ACHD Commuteride’s mission is to promote smart commute options through education, rideshare services, and effective partnerships. Its “PARK” will show off how relaxing vanpooling really is. People will be invited to stop by to read a book, listen to a podcast, or just relax while sitting in a cushy, outdoor vanpool seat.
  • American Heart Association in Idaho works to make an impact on lives by empowering people and their loved ones to live healthier lives and enjoy more peace of mind about heart disease and stroke, our No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Its “PARK” concept will star a little red bench where people will be invited to share their “why” by explaining the moments, people or experiences that motivate them to live healthier lives. “PARK” visitors will also be able to win tchotchkes by participating in a physical challenge.
  • Oliver Russell builds brands for purpose-driven companies that have a product, service, or business model that benefits society. Its “PARK” will celebrate nature and feature a pre-built structure with a large paint-by-numbers mural of the Sawtooth Mountains. Passersby can enter, hang out and help paint the mural. The organization is developing the “PARK” for Nature Valley and will be handing out free granola bars to visitors.
  • Stack Rock Group is a quirky and creative landscape architecture firm that creates environments where people thrive in lifestyle and livelihood. Its “PARK” will transform a metered parking space into a natural, relaxing, park-like setting with help from Sterling Landscape Company. They hope to reaffirm Boise’s focus on creating the nation’s most livable city while calling attention to the need for continued focus on urban open space.
WHY: Idaho Walk Bike Alliance celebrated PARK(ing) Day last year with a single “PARK”. To amplify the conversation about public spaces, we invited other organizations to join the event this year.
 
​Idaho Walk Bike Alliance’s Board President Pat Riceci enjoying PARK(ing) Day 2016 on 8th Street in Boise

Streets are for people too! So, we hope to call attention to the way our streets are improved when we share them and highlight the need for more urban open spaces. We chose 8th Street for our “PARK” because it is such a fantastic example of how access for cyclists and pedestrians helps create a healthy and vibrant community. This access even boosts communities’ bottom lines because non-motorized transportation facilities provide tangible economic benefits. It’s just good for business.
 
Click image to enlarge in new window.

Fund Your Children Pedestrian Safety Projects
LHTAC to Hold Workshops in October to Provide Updates on Grant Opportunities

 
Kids walk to school in Pocatello with their dog Bear on a road with no sidewalks and a blind curve.

During the 2017 Legislative Session, a companion bill to major transportation legislation established a funding mechanism for children pedestrian safety projects on the state and local system. The Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and the Idaho Transportation Department are developing a joint program to fund these projects.

Communities interested in applying can read some program guidelines and should plan to attend workshops this fall to learn more about the process. The free workshops are open to all including local elected officials and consultants and will take place in communities throughout the state in October. See below for the schedule or read more here. You are encouraged to RSVP so LHTAC can plan for lunches or refreshments and seating.

 
 

Tuesday, October 3
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ITD D3 Office
8150 Chinden
Boise, ID (Lunch Provided) RSVP Link

Thursday, October 5
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Idaho First Bank
475 E. Deinhard Lane
McCall, ID (Lunch Provided) RSVP Link

Tuesday, October 10
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Idaho Joe’s
598 Blue Lakes Blvd. N.
Twin Falls, ID RSVP Link

Tuesday, October 10
2 to 5 p.m.
Arco Butte Business Incubation Cntr.
159 N. Idaho Street
Arco, ID RSVP Link

Wednesday, October 11
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Conner Café
335 S. 600 W.
Heyburn, ID RSVP Link

Wednesday, October 11
2 to 5 p.m.
City Hall Chambers
420 North Bridge Street
St. Anthony, ID RSVP Link

Thursday, October 12
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
California/Oregon Trail Center
320 N 4th St.
Montpelier, ID (Lunch Provided) RSVP Link

Tuesday, October 24
8 to 11 a.m.
ITD D2 Office
2600 Frontage Road
Lewiston, ID RSVP Link

Tuesday, October 24
2 to 5 p.m.
Cottonwood Community Center
506 King Street
Cottonwood, ID RSVP Link

Wednesday, October 25
8 to 11 a.m.
Idaho Department of Labor
600 N Thorton
Post Falls, ID RSVP Link

Wednesday, October 25
1 to 4 p.m.
Columbia Bank Sandpoint Cntr.
2nd Floor Auditorium
414 N. Church
Sandpoint, ID RSVP Link

Bike Your Park Day is September 30
9 Rides Planned in Idaho

 
 
Explore Idaho parks and public lands by bicycle on Saturday, September 30 for Bike Your Park Day. There are nine rides registered in Idaho. The list below includes the community where the ride starts, the link to the ride info, and the park(s) to be visited.

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 4
Schools Across the State to Participate

 
Students from all over Idaho, and across the the globe, will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. They also build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Get involved with an event at your children's schools, OR create an event for your school! To find out if your children's schools are participating, visit the registration page and use the filter option. At least 22 schools throughout the state are already registered. Participating communities include Boise, Bonners Ferry, Caldwell Emmett, Gooding, Kootenai, Meridian, Moscow, Nampa, and Twin Falls. Watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds to find out where the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and partners will be participating in events.

We encourage you to send your Walk to School Day stories and photos to us so we can share them with our members.

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Last year there were 38 Walk to School Day events in Idaho. Learn more here.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. It also coordinates online registration efforts and provides technical support and resources for U.S. Walk to School Day and facilitates worldwide promotion and participation.

Seeking Volunteers for the City of Trees Marathon on October 8

 
 

We are looking for approximately seven to ten helpers to staff a water station and conduct bike sweeps at the City of Trees Marathon and Half Marathon taking place in Boise on Sunday, October 8. The marathon and half marathon race routes are on the Boise Greenbelt so it is the perfect location for riding your bike to your volunteer post.

We are a partner of the race so giving your time supports active transportation in Idaho. Find more details and sign up now!

Volunteers Needed to Staff the Capital City Public Market Bike Barn on October 28

 
We are looking for two or three volunteers to help us out at the Capital City Public Market Bike Barn on Saturday, October 28 so staff can attend our annual Board Retreat. Helpers would pick up our tabling box at our office in the Idaho Building behind Wild Root Cafe & Market that morning between 8:45-9:00 a.m., set up the table at the Bike Barn located on the southeast corner of 8th Street and Jefferson, hand out and collect bike parking tags for people wanting to leave their bikes while they shop, break down the table when the market ends at 1:30 p.m., and return the tabling box to our office. Please email Robyn to sign up or for more info!

Share Your Stories
Help Fight for Safer Roads in Idaho

 

 
Images of bicyclist and pedestrian crashes in Idaho are far too common. Every three days, on average, a bicyclist or pedestrian is seriously injured or killed on Idaho roads, and pedestrian deaths have increased 250% in the state in just the last year. 

But, statistics reveal only part of the story. The rest is yours. WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY and share it with decision makers to FIGHT FOR SAFER ROADS

Please contact us if you or someone you know was injured by a motorist or injured a pedestrian or bicyclist as a driver. YOUR COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCES of crashes on Idaho roads can make the difference! 

Please take a moment to complete our survey and share your story.

YOU Made Last Year a Huge Success!
Read About What YOU Made Possible in the 2016 Annual Report

 
 

 
Thank you for your support in 2016! YOU are the reason we do the work we do, every single day. YOU make possible our efforts to improve safety for everyone who walks or bikes throughout the state, by choice or necessity. YOU help make our communities places where children can walk or bike to school. Where you can ride your bicycle with your spouse after breakfast on a warm summer morning. Where you can walk to a neighborhood restaurant for dinner with friends. Where your parents can remain mobile as they age.

Some of the highlights of 2016 covered in the report include:
  • Working to make Idaho's kids more active with the Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids campaign.
  • We unpaved a parking spot and put up a paradise.
  • The Inaugural Idaho Walk Bike Summit inspired advocates from all over the state.
  • The Idaho Governor, a U.S. Congressman and Captain Crosswalk walk to school. 
 

Campaign Update

 

During the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session, the Safe Routes to School – Healthy Kids campaign achieved an unprecedented milestone by securing state funds for child pedestrian safety projects. HB 334, co-sponsored by Rep. Mat Erpelding (D), Boise, and Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, allowed for a funding mechanism, based on surplus tax dollars.

This is especially great news since the Governor’s Division of Financial Management issued its final General Fund Revenue Report for fiscal year 2017, which ended June 30, and stated that $94 million more in tax revenue was generated than needed. The “surplus eliminator” is part of SB 1206, which states that half of excess tax revenue is directed to Idaho’s rainy-day fund (now at $318 million) and the other half goes toward road projects. Read more about how child pedestrian safety projects are funded.

Our work doesn’t end there. While the surplus tax dollars are a welcome relief, it is not a stable funding mechanism, it expires in two years, and there is no dedicated amount toward child pedestrian safety projects. As well, there are five other types of projects that are eligible for the same dollars. We are currently working on a new legislative draft that addresses those shortcomings, so that there isn’t a fight, year after year, to protect the most vulnerable users of the road.

In the meantime, we are continuing to visit decision makers and advocates throughout the state, raising awareness for grant opportunities and encouraging communities to apply for grants this fall. The more demand legislators and transportation officials see from towns of all sizes, the more likely we can count on increased and stable funding in the future.

Contact us if you have questions or would like to help advocate!

What's a Surplus Eliminator?
And What Does it Mean for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety?

 
Kids walk to school in Pocatello with their dog Bear on a road with no sidewalks and a blind curve.

Two years ago the Idaho Legislature faced a problem: what to do with all the extra tax revenue that was generated from our booming economy? For most people too much money doesn’t seem like a problem, but taxpayers and legislators like the idea of a tax cut. As well, most taxpayers and legislators want well-maintained roads, especially after this year’s brutal winter.

Fortunately, in 2015 the Idaho Legislature created the surplus eliminator in that year’s transportation bill, to put those extra funds to good use. The legislation dictated that half of the surplus would go to Idaho’s Rainy Day fund, and the other half to the Idaho Transportation Department to address the shortfall in funding for roads. The transportation department created the Strategic Initiatives Program, which focuses on five kinds of qualified infrastructure projects. Democratic legislators and Idaho Walk Bike Alliance inserted “intent language” at the time, which specified that these funds are not for new roads or for adding lane miles, but for maintaining and improving existing infrastructure only.

During the 2017 session, this law was renewed with HB334, with an additional eligible category of projects: child pedestrian safety. This is an amazing success pushed by Rep. Mat Erpelding (D), Boise, and Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, and is the first step toward establishing a stable funding mechanism in the future.

What does this year’s $94 million tax surplus mean for Idahoans? $47 goes into the Rainy Day Fund, and $47 million toward the Strategic Initiatives Program. None of the qualified project categories include a dedicated percentage, so that means there is fierce competition for funding.

The transportation department will be establishing budgets soon and accepting applications for projects. You can help urge the Idaho Transportation Department to direct funds toward child pedestrian safety projects by directly appealing to your respective board member. If you don’t know who your board member is, use this link for district information and contact information for your respective board member.

Where in the State is
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance?

 
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance has been busy working statewide advocating for safer streets for all Idahoans that walk and bicycle. Here are some of the places we've visited in the past month. Click on images to enlarge them in a new window.

 
 
Mosaic art on roundabout in Boise and the demonstration solar road illuminated at night in Sandpoint.
 
 

 The marquee for the Boise premiere of Rebecca Rusch's film Blood Road, which benefitted the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and Boise GreenBike, and Rebecca AKA the "Queen of Pain" with the Alliance' s Executive Director Cynthia Gibson at the film event.

 

Participants in the Looking Glass Academy in Twin Falls.

 

The Community Block Party in Meridian and Executive Director Cynthia Gibson (on right) walking with other conference attendees from the airport to the National Walking Summit in St. Paul, MN.

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.
 
Can we count on you?

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.

SAVE THE DATE

PARK(ing) Day
Sept. 15, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8th and Idaho St, Boise
(more info in story at left)


Walk to School Day
Oct. 4
Towns throughout Idaho
(read more here)


City of Trees Marathon
Oct. 8
Boise
(read more here)


Capital City Public Market Bike Barn
4th and 5th Saturdays, Apr - Oct, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
8th and Jefferson St, Boise
(read more here)


Bike Love Movie Night
Feb. 2018
Boise
(read about the 2017 event)


Idaho Walk Bike Summit
May 16-18, 2018
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.


 
SEE YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK

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

Looking Glass Academy
August 3-4
Twin Falls
The Alliance in partnership with Vitruvian Planning held a free, two-day workshop for city staff and elected officials, local business owners and employers, health industry professionals, Idaho Transportation Department staff, Idaho Transportation Board members, state senators and representatives, and citizens. Participants learned how to assess street facilities for walkability and accessibility and were armed with the tools to help others see their environments in new ways. Funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, the academy focused on creating safe, liveable downtowns.

Idaho Transportation Board
August 17
Coeur d'Alene
Cynthia Gibson, Executive Director, attended this Board meeting to learn more about transportation issues in North Idaho. Meetings are open to the public; you can attend too!

Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC)
August 29
Boise
The Alliance met with representatives from LHTAC to learn more about the upcoming grant opportunities for communities to fund children pedestrian safety projects. More info here.

Safe Routes to School - Healthy Kids Campaign Task Force
Monthly
Boise
In 2016, the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and the American Heart Association joined forces to achieve state dedicated funds for the Safe Routes to School program. Our statewide coalition is exploring with communities and local- and state-level decision makers the benefits of active mobility for Idaho’s children. The Task Force is comprised of thought leaders to help guide our efforts and includes individuals from our major partners – American Heart Association, Department of Health and Welfare, Department of Education, Blue Cross of Idaho, Idaho Smart Growth, Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School, and U.S. Cong. Mike Simpson’s office.

ACHD Pedestrian Advisory Group
Ongoing
Ada County
This Ada County Highway District committee formed in January after a conversation between the Alliance's Executive Director and the Director of ACHD, Bruce Wong. It will serve as a key resource for the highway district in understanding issues that face pedestrians by analyzing pedestrian crash data, etc. It will also provide them with tools and feedback to work with partner agencies and help to create vibrant, walkable places.

America Walks 2017 Walking College
April through October
Remote Learning
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance's Executive Director, Cynthia Gibson, has been awarded a fellowship to participate in the America Walks 2017 Walking College training program. She will complete a six-module distance-education program this summer, participate in the National Walking Summit in St. Paul, MN, in September, and develop a Walking Action Plan for improving walkability in her community.

Capital City Public Market Bike Barn
4th and 5th Saturdays
April through October

Boise
Our staff is working at the Capital City Public Market Bike Barn in Boise every 4th and 5th Saturday now through October. This gives us the opportunity to get the word out about the work we do statewide to make Idaho's roads safer. Stop by to see us!

2018 Walk Bike Summit
Now through May 2018
Boise
We have begun the planning process for the 2018 Idaho Walk Bike Summit. In May 2016, we held the inaugural Summit to bring together advocates, health community leaders, elected officials and city staff, planners, legislators, transportation departments, and other interested citizens. The Summit aims to educate and inspire advocates from all over Idaho to better effect real change in their communities, whether urban or rural.

 
FUND YOUR PROJECTS

Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) / Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
December 2017
LHTAC and ITD will be offering grant opportunities for communities to fund children pedestrian safety projects. 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.

Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
COMPASS is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Leadership in Motion awards. These "recognize businesses, individuals, and projects that demonstrate leadership in supporting the Treasure Valley's regional long-range transportation plan." The plan goals for Communities in Motion 2040 can be found here and past award winners hereSubmit nominations.

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:

America Walks
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MDT

2017 Webinar Series
Wednesdays
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MDT

Smart Growth America, National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America
Conference
Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets

April 3 - 4, 2018
Nashville, TN


Project for Public Spaces and Bike Easy New Orleans
Conference
Walk/Bike/Places
September 16 - 19, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Toolkit Resources

ChangeLab Solutions
Walk This Way
 Workplace Wellness Resource

Every Body Walk! Collaborative
Social Justice Toolkit
Toolkit Resources

Perils for Pedestrians
Video Episodes

Smart Growth America

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:

American City & County
One car family: the next frontier in transportation

America Walks
New Jersey embraces walkability and Complete Streets

Walking is on the rise. Unfortunately, so are pedestrian fatalities

The world’s greatest walker you’ve probably never heard of

BicycleDutch
The biggest bicycle parking garage in the world

BikePortland
Outrage over “Pedestrian Safety Trials” PSA campaign as agencies distance themselves from it

PBOT officially opens the nine-mile, $4.5 million, 20s Bikeway

The Buffalo News
Can Buffalo Niagara boost its walkability?

CityLab
Atlanta scrambles to fix the BeltLine’s affordable housing failures

The brutal saga of one extremely evil railroad crossing

Building a social scene around a bike path

The diverging diamond interchange is coming to a road near you

Meet the YouTuber acidly satirizing the ‘war on cars’

The problem with Honolulu’s new ban on texting in crosswalks

San Francisco’s new bike racks are self-aware

A small town’s adventures in tactical urbanism

The states trying to pass laws protecting drivers who hit protesters

When a neighborhood says no to bike share

When cities won’t protect bike lanes, ‘human bollards’ step up

City Observatory
What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester can teach us about widening freeways: Don’t!

City of Fort Worth
Safe Routes to School initiative receives $3.2 million to increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers

CNN Tech
How Seattle morphed from bikeshare failure to industry leader in five months

Why riding a bike to school is often illegal

Columbus Business First
CoGo has yet to turn a profit, but the bike-share business says it’s turning a corner

The Conversation
Cars, bicycles and the fatal myth of equal reciprocity

Curbed New Orleans
New Orleans’s Bike Easy creates temporary bike lane on St. Bernard Avenue

Cycling Industry News
World Health Organisation Global Action Plan draft urges priority for active travel investment

Greater Greater Washington
In Petworth, students learn about street design in a “traffic garden”

The Guardian
‘It’s not for me’: how San Francisco’s bike-share scheme became a symbol of gentrification

What would the perfect cycling city look like?

Idaho Statesman
New hiking, biking trail will connect two of Idaho’s favorite summer recreation spots

Stop turning left at stoplights? Boise project models a new way to drive

Itinerant Urbanist
Building urbanism and transit in small cities

League of American Bicyclists
60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Governor’s Highway Safety Group releases report on importance of bicyclist safety

Momentum Mag
Bike style from inside: get to know Bikie Girl Bloomers

Daily commuting on the C:1 City Bike by roll

The right and wrong ways to lock your bike

Next City
Chicago looks to smooth the train-plus-bike commute

San Francisco will say so long to brick sidewalk

What’s behind the growing backlash to S.F. bike-share expansion

New York Post
Rogue bikesharing company sets sights on NYC

Planetizen
U.S. drivers continue mileage increase for sixth consecutive year

Public Square
The million-dollar neighborhood

Quartz
Rainbow-painted crosswalks can boost trust among strangers

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Editorial: Time is right to question need for jaywalking laws

San Francisco Examiner
Mission advocates call for new ‘moratorium’ on bikesharing

The Seattle Times
Booming Seattle is adding cars just as fast as people

The not-so-secret trick to cutting solo car commutes: charge for parking by the day

Seattle Weekly
Late buses could spell trouble for denser development in Seattle

Smart Growth America
Announcing the winners of the Safe Streets Academy

Implementing Complete Streets in small towns and rural communities

Kicking off the Amazing Place Ideas Forum in Denver this week

NTSB releases full report on speeding-related crash study

Spaces to Places
Game-changing rails to trails

Streetsblog
Tour the safer 111th Street with the people who fought three years to make it happen

What bike planners are missing when they design projects in black and Latino neighborhoods

Strong Towns
Even in a more bike-friendly city, bikers are far from safe

Why I never moved to Portland

Urban Land Magazine
Transforming inner-ring suburbs with walkable mixed-use development

The Washington Post
Bike riding isn’t child’s play anymore, and cycling crash deaths are soaring

Washingtonian
Trump removed the White House’s Capital Bikeshare station

 
SHOP AND DO GOOD

Did you know you can support active transportation while you shop? It’s something you have to do anyway, so make every 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!
If you did not re-link your Fred Meyers 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. Check the bottom of your Fred Meyer receipts to see if your purchases are supporting the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance. It should look like the image below; click to enlarge the image.
 


 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 your purchases add up.
 
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to Our Supporters!


Corporate Members
All-Star Photo / Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery / BizPrint / Boise Brewing / Boise Consumer Co-op / Cedar St. Bistro / The Chocolate Bar / City Peanut Shop / City of Trees Marathon Association Inc. / Connections Credit Union / The Flicks / Foerstel Design / France Farms / The Grove Hotel / Hayden Canyon Charter School / Holzer Edwards Injury Lawyers / Idaho Pour Authority / Idaho Power / Kimberling Insurance Agency / Kittelson & Associates, Inc. / Lochner / MickDuff's Brewing Company / The Modern Hotel and Bar / Old Boise / Payette Brewing Co. / Pend d'Oreille Winery / PortaPros / POWER Engineers / Precision Engineering, LLC / Race to Robie Creek / SelectHealth Idaho / St. Luke's Health System / Taphouse / Timberline Investments LLC / Tom Scott Communication Shop

Transportation Organizations
ACHD Commuteride / Boise GreenBike / Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization / 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 / Pend Oreille Pedalers / PeopleForBikes / Ride Idaho / Teton Valley Trails and Pathways / Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance

Bike / Sports Shops
Bandanna Running & Walking / Foot Dynamics / George's Cycles / Got Trail? LLC / Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair / Idaho Mountain Touring / Reed Cycle / Shu's Idaho Running Company / Title Nine / TriTown / World Cycle & XC Ski

Foundations
American Heart Association / American Stroke Association / Clif Bar Family Foundation / Equinox Foundation / LOR Foundation / Voices for Healthy Kids

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