Boise to Re-Visit Downtown Drop-Off Zones
Have you ever been downtown Boise on a Friday or Saturday night? If you have, you've seen how crazy things can get, especially when the last call is called. It's a drunktacular scramble of people either walking to get some food, make it to an after-hours spot, or trying to get home. With the influx of people recently moving to the Treasure Valley, it's just gotten worse. Thankfully, in an effort to keep it safe the city is revisiting a plan to test drop-off and pick-up zones downtown.
The City of Boise is trying out a new plan that will designate a section of downtown as a zone for pick-up or drop-off only.
The zone will extend between Capitol Boulevard and South 5th Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every Friday and Saturday.
The initiative is designed to give people a safer way to get in and out of vehicles downtown. The drop-off and pick-up zone will be open to taxis, ride-shared companies like Lyft and Uber, and the general public.
The city will start to implement the new zone this Friday, November 2nd and will run through the end of the year. I feel like this is a great idea. As a guy who has been in that area often when the bars let out, some organization is desperately needed.