A core tenet of the City of Boise’s Transportation Action Plan (TAP) is expanding mobility choice. Transportation options must be available, convenient, safe, and affordable, in order for there to be a choice as outlined in the TAP. The City of Boise created a Vision Zero Task Force that brought together extensive knowledge and principles in engineering, education, evaluation and planning. The Vision Zero Task Force recommended key actions the city should take to reduce bicycle and pedestrian deaths and serious injuries on our streets.
- Endorse Vision Zero through City Council resolution
- Participate in NLC Safety First Challenge
- Enhanced bike delineator retrofits
- Develop a webpage to share information about city’s commitment to Vision Zero
(6 months - 3 years)
- Utilize available data to prioritize infrastructure improvement requests at high-risk corridors and intersections
- Create neighborhood traffic safety toolkits
- Develop high injury network map
(3 - 5 years)
- Identify criteria for installation of “No Right on Red”
- Review the speed limit setting process to create alignment between speed limits and adjacent land use
(5 - 10 years)
- Create standard data evaluation template to track before and after studies of all Complete Streets projects
Idaho Policy Institute Crash Analysis
The Task Force’s work was supported by a comprehensive analysis of crashes in Boise from 2005-2020. Findings from this analysis revealed trends in where and when crashes occur as well as some of the most common contributing factors.
- 43% of crashes are on principal arterial roads
- 52% of crashes take place at intersections
- Most crashes occur between the hours of 7 - 8 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.
This dashboard contains facts and figures about roadway crashes in Idaho during the years 2005-2020. By navigating the tabs in the dashboard you can examine different factors associated with crashes including type of vehicle, severity of crash, and contributing circumstances. Below the dashboard is an infographic summarizing the findings.
- Develop a Safety Action Plan
- Create a Safe Street Toolkit for neighborhoods
- Study and pilot innovative approaches to reducing conflict between vehicles and cyclists
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