The City of Boise will hold an open house on Thursday, August 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM to gather input from the public on possible changes to 8th Street from Bannock to Washington streets. Residents interested in learning about the city’s proposed changes are encouraged to attend. Staff from the city and the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) will be on hand to share projects details, answer questions and encourage attendees to complete a survey about the proposal. The open house will be held at the City Hall Plaza located at 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
8th Street is the primary north/south bicycle corridor through downtown, but currently there are no dedicated bike lanes on 8th Street from Bannock to Washington. The city is proposing a series of streetscape and roadway improvements to enhance the bike network and improve safety and comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians, while also minimizing impacts to current and future traffic flow. Project elements include:
- A protected or buffered southbound bike lane along all three blocks.
- Expanded sidewalk space and enhanced landscaping along two of the three blocks.
- Parallel parking converted to back-in angled parking on the east side of the road from Bannock to State.
Residents who are unable to attend the open house can still share their feedback through an online survey available at cityofboise.org/eighth-street. The survey will officially open at 4:30 PM on August 15 and will conclude at midnight on August 29. The city will also share the survey on social media and in its In The Know newsletter.