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Boise: Transforming Transportation Won't Be Easy

Boise, Idaho recently released a draft transportation plan, called the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), which provides a road map to a modern, well-balanced transportation system.
March 28, 2016, 8am PDT | urbanguy
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Idaho Statesman reporter Sven Berg writes:

The transportation network needs to encourage people to ditch their vehicles in favor of walking, biking or riding mass transit, city leaders say. Besides health and livability, that’s a cheaper long-term strategy than building more and more car lanes, which are far more expensive to install and maintain. Besides, Boise transportation experts point out, a true multimodal system would be easier to install now than to retrofit our streets after they’re already choked with cars.

To accomplish this, the Transportation Action Plan proposes a framework for prioritizing street improvement projects. The city would score projects by analyzing how well each one meets the city’s transportation vision and its cost-effectiveness.

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Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 in The Idaho Statesman
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