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Old 07-10-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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My fiance and I are looking to move to Boise, or the outlying areas, from the Seattle area while he finishes his degree at BSU. We've been tossing around the idea of selling one of our cars before we move, and make do with one car, a motorcycle, and a couple of bikes.

I was curious about the availability, ease of use, etc. of busing and other forms of public transportation to give us additional options. I think we could make it work, but he's a little skeptical Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho
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If you focus on the north end, northwest, bench, or southeast Boise, you'll be fine. All are bikeable to BSU and are reasonably connected to our very basic bus system. Outlying areas would be very challenging, both for cycling and for public transportation.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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I'd keep both cars.

Seriously. If you lived close to downtown/BSU you can get by with a bike and/or walking and/or bus, but there are far too many other reasons you'd both need a car. Fact is, Boise and Idaho in general is not easy to get by without having a car. It would be frustrating as a couple to share a car, in my opinion.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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And only the extremely hearty seem to continue biking/walking/busing in the winter months (Nov-April).
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Boise and Public transportation really shouldn't go together in the same sentence.

I agree with the above. If you lived downtown or real close to BSU and thats where your job was as well, one car would be fine. I don't personally feel that winter here is bad enough to stop walking / biking, but thats so subjective that you'll have to decide for yourself.

Seriously, unless your IN or immediately outside of downtown or right by BSU, a second car will help you keep your sanity here.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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From what I've been able to find online, and from what everyone is saying...most housing options wouldn't allow for that move.

Thanks to all for the input!
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Definitely need one car per person in Boise. The way the city and metro is set up makes it hard to implement anything. There has been talk for years about light rail, etc. But it has just been talk.
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