Bike-in success + the open house you’ve got to attend

 

Video courtesy Stephanie Rose

Last week’s bike-in was a great success. I hoped for 100 people, but in the middle of a downpour, we had 201 people turn out. You can read all about it here, here, and here.

Clearly our community cares about making South Boulevard safer, so let’s do it! Let’s adjust those bike lanes so people can use them without worry.

A week from today is the big day: On Thursday, August 15, the city is hosting an open house at the Maeck Education Center by the zoo. It starts at 6 p.m., and this is the meeting where the city engineers will present the results of their summer road studies and present their recommendations.

We need to have a great showing—the more people, the more serious they’ll take our concerns. Interestingly, they set an end time for the meeting too; the entire meeting runs from 6 to 7:30. I’ve never seen a city meeting with a specified end time, so they must be worried about this thing going long. Click here for more info.

Speaking of, the city has added a special page to their website about the South Boulevard issue, which indicates they are paying attention to all the support behind our cause. The credit for that goes to you! Thanks for standing up for our street.

One more thing: The city will accept public comment on the issue through Monday, August 12. So if you have something you’d like to say, please email ifeng@idahofallsidaho.gov. I just finished typing up a formal public comment that reflects the concerns and suggestions my partner, Sarah Mueller, and I have collected as we’ve met and spoken with so many of you. Truly, it’s been a delight to work with and meet hundreds of people who share a common goal. I look forward to seeing you at next week’s meeting. •

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