Main & Fairview
Community-driven infrastructure improvements that support economic and neighborhood vitality.
Main Street and Fairview Avenue serve as important corridors for multiple modes of transportation, including bicycle, vehicle, and transit. In 2019, ACHD completed a microseal project on Main Street and Fairview Avenue, which included restriping the lanes to make room for buffered bike lanes. The addition of buffered bike lanes came with unforeseen lane crossing conflicts between buses and bikes at each transit stop, necessitating additional infrastructure to ensure a safe interface for all users.
CCDC, in cooperation with the City of Boise and Valley Regional Transit, made improvements at six bus stops along Main Street and Fairview Avenue from North 16th to North 27th streets. CCDC worked to design a safe, effective solution for the multiple modes of transportation used along this important commuting corridor. CCDC consulted with businesses and property owners along Main and Fairview, alongside commuters and project stakeholders, to design a bus stop solution that allows buses to safely stop for passengers without crossing lanes and disrupting the flow of bike traffic.
The new, raised transit stations, a first for downtown Boise, create an additional buffer between vehicle traffic and cyclists and feature amenities such as covered bus shelters with solar-powered lighting, benches, trash receptacles, railings, and upgraded ADA pedestrian ramps. Construction is complete at the following stations:
- Main St & 17th St
- Main St & 23rd St
- Main St & 27th St
- Fairview Ave & 18th St
- Fairview Ave & 24th St
- Fairview Ave & 27th St
The transit station located at Fairview Ave and 27th St was constructed by St. Luke’s Health Systems in partnership with CCDC. All the new stations are located in CCDC’s 30th Street District, which was established in 2014 and runs through 2033.
This project was overseen by Amy Fimbel.