Just when you thought absolute chaos would reign in the Boise Foothills, the boys in blue are ready to pedal to your rescue.
The Boise Police Department has announced that its bicycle patrol officers are increasing patrols in the Boise Foothills, and they're writing tickets for bad trail behavior.
If you're going to behave like children, well, they're going to treat you like them. Except that unlike mom, they'll fine your ass, too.
Word is the officers will focus their policing on the canine anarchy zones of Hulls Gulch Reserve, Camels Back Park and Military Reserve.
People, there are two types of trails in the Foothills: on-leash and controlled off-leash.
Sadly, "on-leash" doesn't mean "Totally just about to leash my dog."
Likewise, we hear that "controlled off-leash" does not mean, "Dog? What dog?"
Screw that up and you get a fine: Violators are subject to a $25 fine plus $41.50 in
court costs. Arf, that's a lot of kibble.
The regulations are intended to protect our natural resources while
ensuring a safe, recreational experience on the trails for people and
their pets, says Julia Grant, Foothills Open Space Manager and someone who is by now probably accustomed to getting her leg whizzed upon by irate dog owners.
Of course, it's not over yet. Read Wednesday's BW
for more information.