Our thanks to Boise police chief Bill Bones and Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway for being available to talk with us on Friday as they rode the Boise Greenbelt. We ran into them by the new Esther Simplot Park Complex (and it’s a beauty). Along with the rest of Boise, we love the Greenbelt. We use it almost every day as we walk or ride our bikes along its curving route. We love seeing kids, dogs (on leash), parents with strollers, out of town visitors, and people of all ages enjoying it, too. But our bliss is shattered as we frequently experience bikers who come dangerously close as they speed down the path, narrowly missing us pedestrians as they whiz past without warning, and often not even moving into the other lane. A ringing bell or a courteous “on your left” would sure be appreciated. It’s an education thing. We don’t think bikers realize how close they come. Hey, how about an annual Greenbelt Appreciation & Education Day? Sign us up.
Larry and Sue Rourke, Boise