by Deanna Darr
If you're riding your bike though Boise in the next few days and see some suspicious characters with clipboards, hold off calling the cops—it's the Ada County Highway District.
ACHD is conducting its fall bike count between Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 13, as well as Saturday, Sept. 15. Volunteers will count bikers at popular intersections, roadways and areas where improvement projects are either planned or have been completed recently. This count will take a special focus on the Broadway Bridge as well.
The counts not only help focus efforts but help planners see how useful some past projects have been—including the recently added green bike lanes and shared-lane markings.