Greenbelt Etiquette


Enjoying the Greenbelt

The Boise Greenbelt is a unique attribute of the city where runners, walkers and cyclists alike can take advantage of. To ensure you and others have a safe and enjoyable experience, please observe the following when using the Greenbelt on your bike.

Safety Reminders + Etiquette

Safety Guidelines

  • Stay only on designated trails.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. Cyclists and in-line skaters must be aware of pedestrians.
  • All Greenbelt users should stay to the right and use caution under bridges and at blind corners where vision could be impaired.
  • Pedestrians should not walk more than two abreast.
  • Motorized vehicles and hoofed animals are prohibited. (Except for maintenance, patrol and vehicles for disabled visitors.)
  • Non-paved sections are restricted to foot traffic only.
  • Dogs are allowed only on a leash of 8 feet or less. Dog owners are responsible for picking up after their pets.
  • Cyclists and in-line skaters should maintain speeds safe for conditions.
  • A person passing other users must notify the users that they are passing—example: “Passing on your left.” The person has the responsibility to pass freely and clearly. It is also the responsibility of the passer not to hinder the approaching user.
  • Don’t harass or encroach on wildlife. Disturbing or collecting any vegetation or natural habitat along the Greenbelt is prohibited.


According to city code, E-bikes with a motor that has a power output of no more than 750 watts and a top speed of 20 miles per hour (typically Class 1 and Class 2 E-bikes) are allowed:

  • On streets in the City of Boise
  • On sidewalks and crosswalks in the City of Boise
  • In bike lanes throughout the City of Boise
  • On the 25 miles of Greenbelt paths in the City of Boise

E-bikes that can reach or exceed speeds of 28 miles per hour (Class 3) are not allowed on the Greenbelt, on sidewalks, in crosswalks or in bike lanes throughout the city under the ordinance.

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