A friend forwarded me this website and petition. Browse and sign. Or not. You might enjoy riding there after all.

http://www.boisecentralfoothills.org/

Nestled in the Central Foothills are 270 acres of prime open space, one
of
the few remaining quiet, accessible areas in the lower Foothills. This
area, North of Hill Road between Bogus Basin Road and 36th Street, is
traversed by more than 10 miles of trails. Most any hour of the day,
and
through out the year, these trails are used by walkers, hikers,
bicyclists,
bird watchers, runners, and those just seeking some solace from hectic
lives.

This area is also home to abundant wildlife: Fox, deer, hawks, owls,
and
many song birds flourish in our foothills. Numerous, and sometimes rare
native plants and wildflowers thrive here too.

Unfortunately, a housing development is now being planned for this
land.
Along with such a development comes increased traffic on already
overburdened roads, congestion, and numerous safety concerns. If this
development moves forward, we will also see adverse impacts to the
quality
of life of the area, and Boise will lose a little more of its highly
valued
backdrop.

If you would like to see the Central Foothills area, bounded
approximately
by Hill Road, Bogus Basin Road and 36th Street, retained for its valued
recreation, quality-of-life, and aesthetic elements, please join your
friends and neighbors by completing the petition below to let Boise
City,
Ada County, and development officials know the best use of this land is
for
it to remain open space.