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New pathway for bikes, pedestrians now open at Dona Larsen Park

A new multi-modal path officially was dedicated today at Dona Larsen Park, Boise State’s outdoor track and field facility. The path is a result of a collaboration between Boise State, the City of Boise and the Ada County Highway District (ACHD).

The pathway runs behind the softball field and provides pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe route from Broadway to Warm Springs avenues, avoiding the busy intersection of Broadway Avenue, Avenue B, Main Street and E Idaho Street.

Additional improvements for non-motorized users include enhanced lighting, signage and crossing signals at each end of the pathway to cross either Broadway or Warm Springs avenues.

Boise State granted ACHD an easement to its property, allowing the entity to construct the path in this location. The City of Boise will be responsible for maintaining the pathway.

“We depend strongly on our neighbors and partners who all work to enrich the experience of our students, faculty and staff,” said Randi McDermott, vice president for campus operations and chief operating officer at Boise State. “Our partnerships with ACHD and the city are vital as we continually work to improve conditions for all modes of transport on and around our campus.”