State Award

The State Awards recognize individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states.


Idaho: Tom Laws

Tom demonstrates a resounding commitment to the bicycle and pedestrian network of southwest Idaho.

The locally known Treasure Valley is home to over 500 miles of trails and pathways, including nearly 50 miles of paved pathway on the Boise River Greenbelt system and 190 miles of trails in the scenic Boise foothills.

In his time as a bicycle and pedestrian planner, Tom has made compelling and significant contributions to the pathway and trail network by advocating for increased use of existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, promoting the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho's active transportation planning efforts, and leading the effort to install the state’s first comprehensive system of automated bicycle and pedestrian counters.

Tom has demonstrated tremendous value to local and regional agencies and organizations, planners, elected officials, and the public. The progress he has instigated in identifying regional infrastructure needs and opportunities has and will continue to impact current and future bicycle and pedestrian pathway, trail, and sidewalk planning.

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