Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling
on May 30th, 2012 | 24 comments
Earlier this month, a new web magazine known as Untold Indy launched a bicycle map for Indianapolis. This eye-catching map displayed the disparate routes around town that are known to have infrastructure that is geared toward cycling.
I contacted Natalie Atwell and Racheal Thomas from Untold Indy to find out more information about the project. Ms. Atwell responded back with answers, which are posted below. I would like to thank them both for their time and work on this fascinating map.
How did the idea for this map come about?
When I was compiling ideas for bike month for Untold Indy, I knew that...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on May 25th, 2012 | 3 comments
As construction moves forward, I will provide updates as I can get them.
This week started simply with a dirt trench graded on the south side of 62nd street. As of Thursday, there are two curbs that define what I assume to be, a grass median between the trail and the roadway.
Nothing is happening east of Glendale Shopping Center yet, but expect that once the portion fronting the shopping center is complete, grading will commence through the neighborhood portion of the trail.
A previous update can be read here.
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Posted by Curt Ailes in New Development
on May 23rd, 2012 | 37 comments
The past year, civic boosters have cheered new infill development occurring in the city. Noteworthy among these developments, are 2 that I would like to focus on here. The first being the multi-use parking structure in Broad Ripple, something we have reported on heavily in the past, and the second being the new Block 400 project located in the NW quadrant of downtown Indianapolis’ CBD (core business district).
Broad Ripple’s structure has been raked over the coals multiple times at this blog as well as other local blogs about it’s cost, necessity and location. While those are valid...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on May 23rd, 2012 | 6 comments
Last Thursday, I finally had the opportunity to ride the IndyGo Green Line bus to the airport. I had a late afternoon flight, and I worked a half a day downtown before heading out. I bought my $7 ticket at the IndyGo store at 34 N Delaware Street and headed west on Market.
The first thing I noticed was the location of sign. I approached the stop from the south along Pennsylvania Street, and wasn’t sure where the stop was actually located. I turned the corner onto Ohio, and I still wasn’t sure, until I turned around and saw the sign pictured below. This is probably an issue with...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on May 22nd, 2012 | 0 comments
Former Indianapolis resident Kris Davidson reflects on public transit in her new city.
Our new landlord and her 16-year-old daughter Audrey took us to their favorite Thai restaurant, a ten minute walk from our new place. In an attempt to make small talk, I asked Audrey if she was excited to finally be getting her driver’s license. It seemed like a cut-and-dry question when I asked it. I expected a definitive, “Yes!” to come flying out of her mouth. Instead she replied, “Nah, I really don’t need one, so I’m not in any hurry.” Of course she was looking forward to getting her license. It was...