Boise Closes 8th Street To Cars, Joining Cities Nationally In Rethinking Streets
Across the country, cities are closing streets to cars to encourage socially-distanced exercise, or to allow restaurants to seat patrons away from one another. Now, the trend has hit Idaho.
In Ketchum, Fourth Street will soon be off limits to cars, and here in Boise, downtown’s 8th Street closed today to cars following a resolution by the City Council on May 19.
But this concept has been around for decades, well before the coronavirus prompted Idaho cities to consider it. Jaap Vos is the Program Director and Planning and Community Design professor at the University of Idaho in Boise, and he joins Idaho Matters along with Sean Keithly, City of Boise the Director of Economic Development Sean Keithly.
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