09-21-10 Football & Fitness - Advisories for Events this
Boise, Sept. 21, 2010 - ESPN's College
Game Day is broadcasting live from Bronco Stadium this Saturday
morning. The popular TV show will welcome the Boise State Broncos
home for their first home game of the season. And this year, the
first home game falls on the same day as another major event; the
St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration. The weekly Capital City
Public Market is also open downtown this Saturday, and the Idaho
History Museum is hosting its annual Museum Comes to Life
All these events are typically very well
attended, which means folks headed to Boise's downtown or nearby
BSU area Saturday before noon should expect traffic and parking
congestion and be aware of road closures due to the fitness
"We know people want to enjoy these
great activities and not have to worry about traffic or parking
issues," aid Sgt. Kyle Christensen of the Boise Police day STEP
team, the motorcycle traffic enforcement unit.
"Hopefully this information that we've
put together with the help of event organizers will help people
plan ahead, know where to go and where to avoid, and be able to
just enjoy the events!" said Sgt. Christensen.
Boise Police have been working closely
with Boise State Athletics and Administration, St Luke's Women's
Fitness Celebration organizers, the Boise Parks & Recreation
Department and others to share and release information to help
citizens plan for what will certainly be a fun but busy day in
GETTING TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN AND
BSU BEFORE NOON:
Those going to the downtown or BSU area
before noon are advised to use the following routes:
• State Street east and west
• Broadway Ave off I-84 (avoid the inbound connector)
Up to 12,000 participants are expected
for the St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration. Preparations and
the race route will mean the following road closures:
• W. Myrtle St at the Inbound Connector I-184 - closed from 8:30
a.m. until approx 10:30 a.m.
• Jefferson to Front, 10th Street to 5th Street closed from 6:30
a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
• 9th Street closed at River from 8:00 a.m. until fitness race
participants clear the area
• Capitol Blvd: closed from Vista to Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to
approx 10:30 a.m.
• Americana Blvd:
- Fri., Sept. 24 - starting at 5;30 p.m. Friday,
narrowed to two lanes from Shoreline to Emerald.
- Sat., Sept. 25 - closed to all traffic 7:00 a.m. to
Bench, above Ann Morrison
• Crescent Rim Dr: Boise Depot to Latah, closed from 8:30 a.m.
to approx. 11:00 a.m.
• N. Latah St.: Alpine to Americana closed to all but local traffic
7:00 a.m. until approx noon.
• Emerald St.: Roosevelt to Americana closed to all but local
traffic 7:00 a.m. until approx noon.
Information on the St. Luke's Women's
Fitness Celebration, including a map of the race route and road
closures, can be found at: www.celebrateall.org.
Those attending both the Fitness
Celebration and the BSU Game are encouraged to use the free
Those attending the St. Luke's Women's
Fitness Celebration are encouraged to park at the Boise Towne
Square Mall and take a free, no reservation shuttle to and from the
BSU Football Shuttles:
The Downtown Boise Association has
coordinated free shuttle buses from several convenient downtown
locations to Bronco Stadium. These shuttles run every 15 minutes
for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game
for one hour. Please log onto www.downtownboise.org for more
FOOTBALL GAME PARKING,
"ESPN's Game Day coming to Bronco
Stadium is certainly exciting, and fans may start their pre-game
tailgating a little earlier than usual. We're reminding football
fans to keep their safety and the safety of others in mind while
they have fun and celebrate the team," said Lt. Tony Plott of the
Boise Police Boise State campus police unit.
"We want this day to be a winning day
for the Broncos, and keep everyone's focus on the team and the
exciting events of the day. If fans follow to some pretty basic
safety reminders, it'll be a winning day all around!" said Lt.
One again this football season, Boise
Police are reminding football fans to:
• Drive safely to and from the football games. Do not drink and
• Park safely and legally. Those who ignore parking laws and/or
signs jeopardize safety and risk getting a ticket or being
• Drink alcohol in designated areas. For public safety, open
containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas including
parks, parking lots and neighborhood streets.
• Be good neighbors, use crosswalks, throw away litter and respect
the safety and cleanliness of homes and businesses in the BSU area.
Neighborhoods / Public
To preserve neighborhood and public
safety, officers will be watching for parked vehicles that pose a
safety hazard, such as those parked blocking sidewalks, crosswalks
and fire hydrants, or parked too close to intersections or stop
Both Idaho State and Boise City codes prohibit
the following hazardous parking:
• Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign;
• Within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an
• Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
• On a sidewalk;
• On a yellow or red "no parking" curb.
These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including
motorcycles and scooters.
• Citation: most parking tickets carry a fine of approx
• Towing: motorists risk their vehicle being towed if the vehicle
is parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked
illegally in an alleyway.
Julia Davis Park:
Boise Police and Boise Parks &
Recreation remind football fans that all vehicles must be parked
legally within Julia Davis Park. Overnight parking is prohibited.
The park closes at midnight, vehicles left in the park past
midnight are towed. Illegally parked vehicles can be towed at
On game days, additional signs will be
posted prominently in the park to remind fans about parking
regulations. For games that start after 7 p.m., towing will not
occur until 2 a.m.
Glass beverage containers are prohibited in all city parks.
All other glass is to be removed from the park by the user
and not deposited in trash receptacles.
Alcohol is allowed only with a permit
issued for shelter reservations. For more on Boise Park safety
regulations, go to: www.cityofboise.org/parks
Signs posted on the north and south
sides of University Drive restrict parking between 2:00 a.m. and
5:00 a.m. Violation of the parking restrictions is a $47. In some
areas, signage clearly indicates that violating vehicles will be
Officers want to remind citizens to
For public safety, Boise Police will be
watching for illegal alcohol use in the neighborhoods surrounding
Boise State, Julia Davis Park, and other restricted
Increases in people on neighborhood
streets, parks and parking lots in the Broadway area prior to the
games has in past years, resulted in increased complaints and
concerns about illegal alcohol use and related problems like
disorderly conduct, underage drinking, drunk driving, assaults,
urinating in public, loud parties, and littering.
It is a violation of city code to have
open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city
parks without a parks dept. permit, and within 250 feet of the
Boise River. This includes private parking lots open to the public
(private parking lots with catering permits are the exception).
• Those carrying open containers of alcohol on city streets,
sidewalks, city parks or parking lots risk getting a citation.
Illegally possessing an open container of alcohol or urinating in
public is a misdemeanor that requires a court appearance with a
possible penalty of a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.
• Minors found in possession of alcohol risk a drivers license
suspension and/or a fine.
The goal of
police advisories and patrols is to keep citizens safe, and to
maintain the cleanliness and safety of the neighborhoods
surrounding the BSU campus.