When it comes to taking a position on college students playing in traffic on Capitol Blvd. Ada County Highway District Commishes don’t sit on the fence–they build one.
Despite opposition from Boise City, ACHD will soon begin installing a four foot wrought iron fence in the median of Capital Blvd. in the area of Boise State University where students habitually dash out into traffic or weave their way through stopped cars on a daily basis.
The problem became critical with the completion of about 1500 apartment units in the “Lusk Neighborhood” west of Capitol. A little known part of the bid on the new one block extension of Royal Blvd. between 8th and Capitol was the fence. It was recommended by ACHD staffers for several years.
The ACHD commishes also requested that Boise coppers enforce the J-walking ordinance. If the ordinance is unclear, then Boise city councilors need to clarify the law to include the area near BSU.
The GUARDIAN would like to see the fence expanded south of University up Depot Hill where bicyclists and pedestrians also dash across multiple lanes of traffic and the median on their way to higher education.
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