Air Quality

The City is a major participant in regional community and transportation planning efforts that address transportation-related air quality issues. The City also leads or participates with other organizations to protect air quality.


  • Support alternative transportation efforts such as Boise Green Bike and Valley Regional Transit.

  • Engage the business community and residents in the Be Idle Free Idling Reduction Campaign.

  • Participate in the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition, a community effort to reduce petroleum fuel use in vehicles.

  • Support Republic Services use of compressed natural gas (CNG) to make trash and recycling trucks cleaner and quieter.

  • Provides lessons to local schools on how air pollution is measured, health and other effects of air pollution, sources of pollution, how to reduce air pollution, acid rain, local issues, and atmospheric chemistry. Contact us for more information.