Regarding: “More apartments, townhomes coming to Northwest Boise,” Sept. 16.
As Boise continues to approve expanded building, so does the city of Eagle, which also continues to build along the State Street corridor. Approving, building and occupying apartments and townhomes is a much faster process as compared to the expansion of our traffic infrastructure. My question is, “What are the plans for the increased traffic?” Why do we continue to increase population density without first having the infrastructure to support it?
Absent dedicated mass transit lanes, any buses added to the State Street routes will continue to be subject to the pace of overall traffic flow.
If the city planning goal is increased population density (read: increased tax base), then be forward thinking. Initiate more aggressive road solutions, such as an overhead metro/mono rail, like other cities.
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As someone who lives in Northwest Boise, I am curious as to what is the larger plan to fix this growing/self-inflicted problem.
Diane Tennes, Boise