The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and the City of Boise, are working on a proposal to remove the east parking lane along 15th Street between Bannock and Fort streets to accommodate a wider bike lane.
Currently, the existing bike lane and both parking lanes are narrower than ACHD standards. Parked vehicles frequently spill into the bike lane, which combined with a narrow bike lane, pushes bicyclists into traffic.
On-street Parking Impacts
On-street parking is an essential component of a healthy street network, as it provides convenient access to businesses and residences, while providing a buffer between the sidewalk and the street. While removal of parking is sometimes unavoidable to ensure safe and efficient travel, it is not a decision that ACHD or its partner agencies take lightly. Below is a map that illustrates where parking would be removed if this proposal moves forward.