Voters split over Garden City Greenbelt initiatives

Voters split over Garden City Greenbelt initiatives

Credit: Matt Standal / KTVB

Bicyclists enjoy a ride on Boise's Greenbelt. An initiative in Garden City will keep them out of a section reserved for pedestrians.

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by Natalie Podgorski

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 2:52 AM

GARDEN CITY -- There has been a battle brewing over a mile-and-a-half stretch of the Greenbelt for more than a decade. The stretch in Garden City has been closed to bicyclists.

Voters rejected Initiative A that would have repealed the bike ban on that stretch of the Greenbelt. When all the ballots were counted, 56.9% said 'no' to the repeal, and 43.1% said 'yes.'

The other Greenbelt initiative, Initiative B, passed. It states that any restrictions on non-motorized travel will now have to go before voters in the community.

Initiative B was a tight decision. In the end, 52.4% of voters supported it and 47.6%  said 'no.'

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