This was a big year for Boise's streets. From cyclists being struck by cars to installing parking meter sensors under the pavement, interest in Boise's roadways has been at an all-time high in 2014.
As cities like Boise continue to grow, planners and engineers must work to ensure that roadways keep pace, meeting not just the age-old requirements of basic usability and structural integrity but also 21st century challenges like ease-of-use and fulfilling the needs of a variety of road users.
On Wednesday, Dec. 10, Peter Koonce, a transportation engineer who has worked in the public and private sectors in Portland, Ore., will speak in the Jordan AB Ballroom at the Boise State University Student Union Building. His talk, "The DNA of City Streets: Rethinking the Use of Street Right of Way
," will illuminate the intricacies of street design dynamics and the impact on communities.
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. and is free to attend.