Planning and Collaboration

Ongoing Studies

Nampa Safe Routes to School Program
Sponsor: City of Nampa
Status: Coordinator is working with area schools and state departments to establish ongoing safety training in the schools to encourage healthy lifestyle choices in children, and working to establish a list of priorities for infrastructure improvements.

The City of Nampa will use federal funding to identify and prioritize critical needs for getting kids safely to school. These priorities will be integrated into Nampa’s Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. A Safe Routes to School coordinator will also work with youth to encourage: walking and biking to schools, active lifestyles, and safe practices for walking and biking. Future funding for construction will be based on the priorities identified during this process.

Northwest Ada Foothills Transportation Study- Update
Sponsor: Ada County Highway District
Status: On hold until 2015

The Ada County Highway District put off a decision on the future expansion of Beacon Light Road until early 2015, based largely on a request from the City of Eagle, which pledged to seek ways to decrease growth in the city and in the foothills.

The purpose of this Study Update is to analyze traffic operations addressing existing and future levels-of-service and improvement needs within (and adjacent as needed) the study area and on the Preferred Network (vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle circulation systems, along with equestrian uses). The Update will function as a policy guide and corridor preservation mechanism for improving the transportation system as development occurs and offer improvement strategies for roadway and intersection improvements based on 2035 demographics.