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New Development at 10th and Indiana

The development of 3 large multi-use buildings at 10th and Indiana will break ground in August. This attractive project has the potential to reshape the area’s currently suburban-character, and not a moment too soon, as IUPUI is looking to start limiting the number of parking permits. Giving students and workers a place to live and shop in one location is a good start to make such cuts less painful. I do wonder how successful this project can be without a complete makeover of the intersection to give pedestrians a welcome environment. I am unsure if any projects are in the works in that...
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Pedal Indy Impressions

On Saturday, I joined Indy Cog for Pedal Indy, and had a great time as expected. One of my favorite aspects of this ride was the diversity of the bicycles people brought to the event. I have a comfort bike, complete with (completely unnecessary in Indianapolis) 21 speeds, but I didn’t feel out of place at all among the fixed gears, road bikes, mountain bikes, and various other types. Indy Cog has done a fine job of appealing to the broad assortment of cyclists out there, and instead of promoting themselves toward a particular style, they have focused on the more important battle: the one for...
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Awesome Idea of the Day

Or, more accurately, awesome idea of years ago that I’m just now learning about. Artist Andrea Zittel is building a foam island in the lake at IMA’s Art and Nature park. That may be interesting enough, but the artist is building it with the intention that it can be lived in by one or two Herron Art Students at a time. The students who won the honor have a blog and a Twitter account about their upcoming adventure. Social Media
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More New Items (EDIT)

I’ve added a few new links to the blog, and if you haven’t seen them yet, I’ll point them out here: Urban Out. He makes a point I certainly agree with with regards to the experiment to close Monument Circle to traffic. There may not be enough storefronts or permeable buildings for this to be successful year round. It sounds nice in theory, but I’m more supportive of a compromise solution which would reduce the circle from 2 lanes of traffic to 1. Indy Star’s Transit blog. Dedicated to telling the tales of current Indygo bus service (and lack thereof). Other new-ish...
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Georgia Street Plan

Most readers are probably already aware of the plan to reconfigure Georgia Street, but if you haven’t seen it, take a look here. It’s a fine idea, as the street has little auto traffic, and the pedestrian environment downtown could certainly use a place that serves as an outdoor room. I hope it can be successful long past the Super Bowl. Social Media
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