Several planning documents can be referenced for the North River Street concept plan. These include the Hailey Mobility ordinance, the Hailey Comprehensive Plan, the Blaine County Community Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and the 2010 North River Street Concept Plan.
The Hailey Mobility Ordinance was enacted to ensure that street design addressed and promotes multi-modal needs and safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit vehicles and passengers. It identifies River Street as a Bicycle Corridor, as well as a Residential Collector.
The Hailey Comprehensive Plan identified this portion of River Street to be an area where high density residential and business infill development would be encouraged. Redevelopment of River Street and the addition of bike infrastruture was desired. River Street was identified as a bike/ped route.
The Blaine County Community Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan identified River Street as a potential pedestrian/bike route through town. Initial improvements identified included sidewalks and bike lanes and long term improvements included turning River Street into a bike boulevard.
Initial concept plans for North River Street completed in 2010 identified two cross sections: Section A north of Kings and Section C south of Kings.