July 2016 Update
The Downtown Circulator Steering Committee is expected to meet early this fall to develop a draft recommendation of the locally preferred alternative. The recommendation will address the preferred route, vehicle type, and funding strategy. This draft recommendation will be made available to the community for review and comment this upcoming winter with final Mayor and Council recommendation anticipated in mid to late 2017.
The Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from non-profit organizations, government, development, and healthcare, among others.The primary purpose of the Steering Committee is to confirm key project decision elements, decision criteria, and analysis findings. The committee will also make recommendations to Mayor and City Council regarding the Local Preferred Alternative (LPA).
On September 30, 2014, the third steering committee meeting was held. The purpose of the meeting was to provide the steering committee feedback from the recently help public open houses on September 10 and 11 and review and recommend which alignments to advance into the next phase of the study.
Public Involvement Workshops
Boise City hosted two community workshops on September 10 and 11 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. to continue its public involvement process of the Alternatives Analysis for the downtown Boise circulator. The September 10 workshop focused on the range of routes being evaluated in east and west downtown zones. The September 11 workshop focused on routes in the downtown core and Boise State University zones. The purpose of the workshops was to generate public input that will be used to develop route alternatives and invite property owners and tenants adjacent to potential routes to learn about the project and identify any issues and concerns.
We developed a series of route maps and evaluation tables that summarize the strengths and weakness of each route alternative for the public to review and comment at the workshops. Discussion focused on route alternatives within the following zones: