Couer d’Alene is designated as an Honorable Mention community due to its diverse trail system and public safety outreach efforts. Highlights of Couer d’Alene’s application include:
- Couer d’Alene has adopted an excellent Complete Streets Policy that aims for streets, bridges, and transit stops within the city to be “designed, constructed, operated and maintained so that pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists and people with disabilities can travel safely and independently.”
- The city boasts an extensive trail system including hiking trails and shared use paths. In their Trails & Bikeways Master Plan, Coeur d’Alene strives for regional connectivity and a trail system that encourages both recreational as well as utilitarian travel purposes.
- City Link provides fare free transit service to the city. It is a private business owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, which operates from 5:30 AM on weekdays and from 7 AM on weekends until 1 AM.
- In order to encourage more walking, the city has developed several public service announcement videos on safety that deal specifically with pedestrians and bicyclists. These fourteen videos review topics such as Driving with Bikes, Yielding to Pedestrians, Safety on Trails, and Rights and Responsibilities.