Pedestrians and cyclists will find it easier and safer to access Downtown Nampa now that the second phase of the bike and walk to Downtown projects are complete. Improvements build upon projects finished during the summer of 2016.
Shared lane markings and a bike lane on 1st Street North now safely connect to the 11th Avenue underpass sidewalk. ADA accessible sidewalk improvements link Front Street and 1st Street South by the US Bank Building.
Improvements were also made to extend the Downtown pathway adjacent to Lloyd Square Park into safe bicycle facilities along Front Street and 17th Avenue South, providing access to the 16th Avenue overpass bike lane and the 18th Avenue South bike boulevard.
“These small infrastructure projects will have a large impact on safe biking and walking in the heart of our city,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said.
Phase 2 of bike and walk to Downtown cost $398,000. The city paid $79,600, the remainder came from grants. The attached map illustrates bike and walk to Downtown improvements made in 2016 and 2017.