Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

Our North End Politics

Boise’s North End: “The liberal bastion of Idaho” It’s said that all you need is two people to have politics – no matter how much they agree, they will find room for disagreement. Northenders aren’t unique in this regard. Generally it isn’t the issue that they will disagree on but the approach to solving the…

Northend.org Website

The original Northend.org website started taking shape in 2000 and consisted mostly of plain HTML pages linked together into a working website. It was really good by the standards of the day and it got a lot of notice across the country. Very few neighborhoods had their own website, and those that did and who shared our…

The Fishbowl

The North End ‘Fishbowl’ Experience It is said “a fish in a fishbowl has the world staring at it; from the perspective of the fish, nearly anyone can stare at it with curiosity, but it cannot really reciprocate, and has no place to retreat”. Exploring how this works out in a neighborhood like the North…

Our D19 Team

Idaho, one of the nation’s most proudly red states, has few places where it’s easy to be a Democratic politician. Of 105 seats in the State Legislature, Republicans hold 80. Statewide, the most prominent exception to Republican strength is District 19, which encompasses downtown Boise, the North End, East End and Foothills. District 19 is…

North End Skies

Everybody loves a beautiful sunset. Northenders do too. And we really like sunrise, occasional storms and moonlit nights. Here is a growing collection of some of these “sights of the North End”. Photo credits: Jo Cassin, Bryan Lee Roesberry, Kelsey Green, Dave Green.

North End Arts

Boise, the second city in Idaho to pass a percent-for-art ordinance, has demonstrated great community leadership through its sponsorship of numerous public artworks. Capital City Development Corporation and private developers have also generously supported art that contributes to the beauty and interest of our civic spaces. In a very short time, Boise has accumulated over…