Part love for the environment, part celebration of the new sidewalks and bike lanes in front of the clinic, and part acknowledgment of those with no means to get to appointments in their own vehicle...
We would like to offer you $5.00 off your acupuncture treatment when you ride your bike, take the bus or walk to the clinic through October.
This offer is valid through October 2018. Limit 1 discounted treatment per person per week. $10 new patient fee still applies.
At BAC, we share a few goals with our fellow POCA clinics:
- to make acupuncture accessible to working-class communities
- to recognize the structures in which health disparities are created and increase health equity for the most marginalized and oppressed of patients
- to provide acupuncture to our patients on their own terms
Health disparities are defined as preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations. Research shows households in poverty spend a higher proportion of their income on transportation and are limited to a shorter radius of travel. Without access to a vehicle, efficient public transportation and/or safe bicycle routes, many people in our community are inherently disadvantaged in their access to health care.
As Boise continues to grow, we can improve access to health care for our most vulnerable community members by building more sidewalks, bike lanes and investing in accessible public transportation.
Here is what is currently being done:
ACHD Commissioners adopted a $117.9 million spending plan on August 23, 2017 which includes a record-setting number of projects to increase safety and mobility, and also provides for the maintenance and operation of Ada County's roads, sidewalks, traffic signals, bike lanes and related infrastructure.
Boise Bicycle Project is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. BBP functions as a bicycle recycling center, educational workspace, and advocate for bicycle safety and culture in Boise. "In a perfect world, everyone (regardless of income) would have access to a reliable bicycle for transportation needs. By refurbishing donated bicycles and teaching bicycle education, BBP strives to make this access attainable."
Valley Regional Transit approved a final plan for Valley Connect 2.0 on April 2, 2018. Their goal is to create 4x the amount of fixed route service, extend service times to established routes, invest in roadways to make transit faster, and increase transit usage by 800% by 2024.