While I don’t so much object to your article on the expansion of St. Luke’s (I was on the fence initially when the discussion St. Luke’s put forth was only concerning the emergency expansion), I believe you are being incomplete (as has St. Luke’s) concerning all the effects that will be occurring due to the expansion.
You list all the pros, but only briefly touch on the major expansion of all the offices and the traffic that will bring.
How nice those new bike and pedestrian paths will be as the Warm Springs/Broadway intersection expands to 27 lanes — the fourth largest intersection in Boise. Oh, how nice that will be running across all that traffic. Have you ever tried to cross traffic near intersections this large — like some smaller ones near the mall? I have and it is not nice. All those nice pathways will be overshadowed by the nightmare around it.
If you are going to present your opinion, be sure to give both sides completely. Michael Jung should disclose his affiliations at the beginning of the article, not at the end.
Annette Hanson, Boise