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Indianapolis Regional Transit Plan heads to the Statehouse

Indianapolis Regional Transit Plan heads to the Statehouse
Today, the final Indyconnect plan was released for public review. The plan released today, is the plan that officials will be taking with them when they go to the statehouse in the 2012 short session. Included in this plan are pieces of the former two releases but with some notable changes. Chief among those changes, are the finalized proposal to include only Marion and Hamilton Counties in the initial phase. The NE Corridor, already under study, is still included as are multiple BRT corridors traversing the urban core from regional destinations such as Carmel, Greenwood, Lawrence & the...
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P.U.P.’s IndyGo Bus Stop Update

P.U.P.’s IndyGo Bus Stop Update
The first Bush Stadium seats have been installed at the corner of Alabama and Vermont Streets.  The official unveiling was took place at 10:00, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend the event.  I chatted with Michael and Jessica Bricker from People for Urban Progress, as well as Bryan Luellen, Annette Darrow, Jessica Mitchell, and Samantha Cross from IndyGo in the hopes of finding out some more information about the...
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Pedestrians at Risk in our Cities

Pedestrians at Risk in our Cities
It’s no secret that pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries have been rising in our cities.  As more people explore active transportation options they are coming into conflict with vehicular traffic.  A recent article on USA Today shows that this is a real problem and it is reaching a new level of visibility in the debate on transportation in the US. Most people understand that the faster a vehicle is driving, the more dangerous it can be for pedestrians and people on bicycles.  Risk is a combination of probability and consequence, and the data in the chart shows a surprising increase in...
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Friday Fun

Friday Fun
Why yes, it is a building. I’ve always loved this.  Corner of Ohio and Delaware. Social Media
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College Ave In-Street Rail: Exploring the Feasibility…

College Ave In-Street Rail: Exploring the Feasibility…
  A lot of the recent controversy here at Urban Indy has revolved around the unannounced road diet that Indy seems to have went on this year. During this construction season alone, a lane has been wiped clean and converted to biking facilities along 46th street, 62nd/Broad Ripple Ave, Shelby St & Madison Ave, Washington Street downtown, Capitol Ave and Virginia Ave; and those are just the ones that I can think of off the top of my head. In most cases bike lanes were striped along existing roadways and in the case of Shelby Street, a separated bike track was constructed. Thinking about the...
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