The Gem State continues to work to improve bike and pedestrian safety. The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is holding its first ever educational summit this week.
The summit is working to bring people together from all over Idaho in a collaborative effort to make the Gem State more bike and pedestrian friendly. It's day two of the three-day event. City planners, legislators, and community health officials are just some of the people attending. They are going to workshops with transportation experts and walking tours around Boise.
The summit is happening right after a string of cyclist versus car accidents in the treasure valley. One of today's key note speaker was an amputee triathlete who says that communities need to think about their disabled residents and work together to fulfill their needs.
"The more we work at it the better this community will be and were all going to benefit because there is a lot of our community left out because they don't feel safe getting on their bike," explained Transportation activist Willie Stewart. "And heck as far as I 'm concerned the more people ride the happier they are. Ride rather be happier."
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