Boise Pathways Plan

A City for Everyone includes safe, reliable transportation options for people who live, work and recreate in Boise. The Boise Pathways Plan will build on the success of the Boise River Greenbelt and the path along portions of the Ridenbaugh Canal to develop a robust system of off-street walking and biking pathways to safely connect our city and allow people to get around without relying on a vehicle.

Over a period of five weeks, we solicited your feedback on existing pathways and future vision through input and ideas both online and in-person, collected via an online survey, online interactive map, and smaller Neighborhood Conversations . Over 2,000 people responded to the online survey geared toward understanding how and why people use the Boise pathways. This 13-question survey sought information about how people currently use pathways, what prevents more pathway use, and what more pathway connections would mean to Boiseans. Click below for an overview of the results including survey demographic data, themes and routes suggested by residents.

Survey Results

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What are Pathways?

Pathways are a paved path intended for two-way, travel such as biking and walking (cars and motorcycles do not have access). They are typically found away from roads or busy streets, along a river, canal, or through parks and open space. You can also find them along roadways where space permits. The Boise River Greenbelt and the Federal Way Bikeway are two local examples of pathways in our community.

For decades, Boise has been trying to expand the City’s pathways. While those efforts have primarily focused on making the Boise River Greenbelt the well-connected pathway enjoyed by many, this plan seeks to identify opportunities for additional connection points across the City.

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