Boise was originally a pedestrian city, and the people used bicycles, horses, buggies, their own two feet and streetcars to get around. The trolley system in Boise started operating in 1891, only 3 years after Brooklyn, New York built the first electric trolley line. Boise's system was on the cutting edge of technology. The streetcar, or the Boise Valley Interurban trolley system, was in business until 1928, when the car forced it out as the dominant means of transportation. The streetcars allowed residents in the valley to move around, and to get their valuable farm goods out to market, as well as build houses farther away from downtown. Hyde Park is the epitome of Boise's streetcar suburbs.
What do you know about the Interurban, and should Boise revive it?