Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Analysis

Reader 1

Char Miller

Reader 2

Susan Phillips


This thesis will explore Boise, Idaho as a real-world case study of the car dominated American cities, and the potential to enact a large-scale shift to alternative forms of transportation. Examining the complexities of inter-governmental and communal-governmental relationships to better understand the history and current state of infrastructure and alternative transit facilities in Boise and theorizing a best path forward. The thesis will also delve into bicycle activists’ groups operating in Boise, to assess their goals and methods of reaching those goals.