The DPW has a new non-automobile oriented multi-use path planned along 62nd street. The path once completed, will start and end at Keystone Ave and Allisonville Rd. It will also facilitate a safe path from Allisonville Road’s bike lanes across to Keystone and once restriped, down bike lanes that will be painted along Broad Ripple Ave. This should make a trip from the NE side to the Monon Trail, a much easier ride once completed.
According to the DPW’s website, the project is set to begin in Spring of 2011 with wrap up occuring in the fall. The project will cost in the neighborhood of $1 million and will be 100% federally funded.
I have attached a .PDF of the detailed plan (click the picture) that displays the routing along the south side of 62nd street and through existing front yard territory. Thus far, I have not read about any outcry from residents of this area, but the trail WILL service an existing school halfway between Keystone & Allisonville, so the NIMBY’s should be hard pressed to come up with a real gripe about this project.
It should be interesting to see how the design addresses what is essentially a drainage ditch at this point in time. As always, keep your knob tuned in here at Urban Indy where we strive to keep you up to date on projects such as this, which promote alternative modes of transportation to the automobile.