March 21, 2023

Headed to Treefort? Get there safely.

Safety tips from Stanley

Treefort Music Festival is here again and all of the fun is happening in a new spot this year, March 22-26. Let’s make sure we all get around Downtown Boise and Julia Davis Park safely, whether you are driving, walking, or riding.

Here are a few traffic tips from Stanley, our favorite safety sasquatch.

Helmet on!

You’ll do enough headbanging jammin’ out this week. Wear your helmet when biking. It reduces the risk of brain injury by as much as 88%.

Stand out in the crowd, and on the road.

Your Treefort schedule probably has some late nights planned. Make sure you have working lights and reflectors on your bike. Carry a flashlight with you or use your phone light if you’re walking. Planning your outfits? Remember lighter colors are more visible at night.

Share the road.

Drivers, slow down and put away the distractions! Give pedestrians a brake and some space to bicyclists. If you are walking or riding, be aware of approaching vehicles. Always use a crosswalk and look left, right, left before crossing. Fans share a love for music. Let’s also share the road.

Watch out for each other.

We want you around for Treefort next year. Look out for each other and cross the street with a buddy. Make a plan for a sober ride home if you’ll be drinking.

Bringing the family?

Stop by Kidfort on Saturday, March 25 for a bike rodeo! The Idaho Office of Highway Safety is teaming up with Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School for a day of fun and two bike rodeo sessions from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Meet us at the Rose Garden parking lot at Julia Davis Park! The rodeos are geared toward kids ages 4 and up and a great way to practice bicycle skills in a safe environment.

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