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Tuesday, December 06, 2011
ACHD and City of Kuna launch online survey to learn how residents walk and bike around town

Kuna- By foot or by bike, the Ada County Highway District and the City of Kuna want to know how people get around the downtown Kuna area and what challenges they might encounter in doing so. In November, a study to assess the long-term transportation needs for downtown Kuna got underway. As part of the study a survey of residents aims to learn more about  experiences with the existing walking and bicycling system— information such as what encourages or prevents residents from biking and/or walking in the study area, what routes people currently use and where pedestrian and bicycle amenities are desired. The study area encompasses the downtown Kuna area, generally between Orchard Avenue to the east and Bridge Avenue to the west; 4th Street to the north and Shortline to the south. Please see the attached map which outlines the study area.

The pedestrian and bicycle survey asks respondents to identify locations on a map that they believe need attention— areas where bike lanes might be needed or where sidewalk would create a safer connection for pedestrians. Respondents can also view comments that have been submitted by others who have provided online input.

The survey is not limited to pedestrians and bicyclists. ACHD and the City of Kuna want to hear from all residents and encourage other transportation-related feedback. The deadline for providing survey input is Friday, December 23, 2011.

About the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan
The pedestrian and bicycle survey is one element of the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan currently in progress. The study is evaluating how roads and intersections are operating, safety-related problem areas, number of travel lanes and posted speeds, and will include traffic, bike and pedestrian counts. The study will help ACHD and the City identify long-term projects and priorities for intersections, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities, roadways, and truck routes. Based on the needs identified, the Plan will recommend improvements and programming strategies through the year 2035.

ACHD and the City of Kuna will also work with residents to develop the Plan through future workshops and public open houses. For more information on the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan and to take the pedestrian and bicycle survey, visit www.achdidaho.org and view the Quick Links section. Residents can request a paper survey by calling (208) 387-6235 or e-mailing projects@achdidaho.org.

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