Promoting and Improving People-Powered Transportation in the Idaho Falls area.
Hello from Idaho Falls Community Pathways!
We are an organization devoted to promoting non-motorized transportation in Idaho Falls. Membership is free and we would be glad to have you join us. We periodically send our members email updates on recent activities and upcoming events and meetings. To help you get acquainted with us, here is some general information about our organization. If you decide you'd like to join us, please contact us using the provided contact information.
What is IFCP about?
IFCP is a group of citizens whose mission is to promote and improve walking, cycling and other forms of people-powered transportation in the Idaho Falls area. The term 'pathways' in our name refers to any route that pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorized travelers use to reach their destinations. Some examples are sidewalks, crosswalks, multi-use paths, pedestrian bridges, and roadways shared with automobiles.We in IFCP believe that communities can successfully meet the transportation needs of all residents, whether they be motorists, recreational pedestrians and cyclists or those who walk or bike as their primary means of transportation.
Where You Live Helps Determine Your Health...
If it is easy for you to be physically active in your community, chances are good that you will be healthier. While recreational paths, health clubs and exercise facilities encourage physical activity, studies show that the general walkability and bikeability of a city are even more important to the health of the community. When people can easily walk or bike to everyday destinations like school, work, the library or the store, they stay healthier from youth through their senior years.
Our community has a few nice areas designed for walking and cycling, including the Sunnyside and Greenbelt pathways. Heavy use of the Greenbelt demonstrates Idaho Falls residents' desire for a pleasant, safe place to walk and bike. Unfortunately, the Greenbelt is not connected to the rest of the city by safe bike and pedestrian routes. This is just one example of a city-wide transportation problem not unique to our area. Like most of America since the middle of the last century, Idaho Falls has become an automobile-centric town where it can be difficult and unsafe to walk or bike to destinations. IFCP wants to change that.