Posted by Curt Ailes in Pedestrian
on Feb 27th, 2012 | 13 comments
Super Bowl 46 descended on Indianapolis in late January 2012 and the city was ready. As Urban Indy has reported on frequently over the past year, the city was ready with the reconstruction of a 3 block street downtown from a formerly sleepy 4 lane street to a full on pedestrian boardwalk of sorts. Georgia Street was designed to handle the type of events that the Super Bowl would bring with it. Namely, TONS of foot traffic, concerts, street vendors and performers as well as mother nature.
What happened over the two week period can be quantified in one word: AWESOME! Georgia Street played host to over a...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Feb 27th, 2012 | 9 comments
This is the first post in a weekly series focusing on each of the College Avenue Business Nodes. On Saturday, February 25th, I met with Mary Owens, who is the head of the Land Use Committee for the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. I would like to thank her for the helpful information that she was able to provide during our walk from 54th Street to 42nd Street. First up: 54th and College.
The northwest corner has seen the most recent changes, so I thought I would start the feature there. Mary Owens mentioned that the building has recently been purchased by a developer who has been...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Neighborhoods, Transit
on Feb 23rd, 2012 | 10 comments
Cincinnati officially broke ground on it’s modern streetcar system on Friday February 17th, 2012. The ceremony took place in the street in front of Memorial Hall in the heart of the historic Over the Rhine neighborhood. The location was fitting as streetcar tracks from yesterday’s system still reside in the brick paved street in front of Memorial Hall and made a great setting for what will continue a tradition of multimodal transportation options for the citizens of Cincinnati.
Federal Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was on hand for the ceremony as was Mayor Mark Mallory, city...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Feb 21st, 2012 | 0 comments
I’m going to keep posting these, as it seems like there was good turnout for the last meeting. This one will focus on College Avenue from 49th Street southwards towards 40th Street. Next week, this site will look at each of the College Avenue corner nodes in detail for a new series. The notice for the next meeting (which takes place at the College Avenue Library at 6:30 next Monday, the 27th) is attached at the bottom of this post.
Posted by Joe Smoker in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Transit
on Feb 17th, 2012 | 6 comments
The City of Indianapolis has put out a quick promotional video about bike lane use. Try and spread the word that cyclists are out there.