10-25-10 Tuesday BSU Gameday Reminders
10-25-10 Tuesday BSU Gameday Reminders
FOOTBALL GAME PARKING,
"We are reminding football fans to keep
their safety and the safety of others in mind while they have fun
and enjoy the game" said Lt. Tony Plott of the Boise Police Boise
State campus police unit.
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. but the road will remain open. There will be no road
closure on University Drive this week. Violation of the parking
restrictions is a $47. In some areas, signage clearly indicates
that violating vehicles will be towed.
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.