Converting 1 1/2 miles of walking path to a bicycle path is unnecessary, costly — and would compromise a rare amenity, Garden City Mayor John Evans said.
Evans submitted a rebuttal to our editorial endorsing Garden City's Initiative A, which would open the city's "nature path" to cycling.
Here's an excerpt:
"The Statesman does not once mention that turning this into a multi-use traffic corridor will destroy one of only three walking paths along the Boise River. Boise has the Dallas Harris Walk and the Bethine Church Nature Path and we have our 1.5 mile Nature Path. The cycling community has over 30 miles of paved, multi-use paths to enjoy. It makes no sense to destroy this path."