Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jun 26th, 2012 | 30 comments
On July 5th from 6 to 8 pm, the Mayor is announcing the kickoff of a new program known as Indy Rezone at the Central Library. The website and facebook page are under maintenance right now, but this program could be the start of something huge for the city. Urban Indy hopes to use this opportunity to influence the city to push for city-wide form-based codes, as well as changing or even dropping the requirements for parking minimums. We hope to see as many of our readers at this meeting as...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on Jun 22nd, 2012 | 37 comments
There has been significant progress on the 62nd street multi-use trail since the last update. The path is now graded halfway through the neighborhood which for imaginative purposes means, trail construction is now snaking it’s way eastward through the neighborhood.
The first layer of pavement has been laid along the Glendale Town Center, with what appears to be another layer yet to come. Additionally, some of the pathway through the neighborhood has some pavement laid as well. There are a lot of what appear to be underground storm water pipes through the neighborhood, so I am not sure where...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Jun 20th, 2012 | 4 comments
Over the last 4 years, I have visited many peer cities. Some bigger than Indy, some smaller. My quest has been to document transit systems, how they work, why they work well, and how all of this could apply to Indianapolis and making it a better city to live in. Using this knowledge for civic activism has driven me weary to the point of late nights, meetings, etc and my wife telling me that someday I need to get a job doing this. While that would be excellent, for the time being I remain a dedicated citizen activist. To be sure, investment in urban transit is expensive and is a risky bet if not done...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Jun 20th, 2012 | 0 comments
A recent trip to Denver afforded me some time to see how the Mile High City operates on a given day. Normally, when I come home from visiting somewhere with a great urban identity and awesome transit, I spend hundreds of words describing it. This time around, instead of beating my head on the wall comparing how much better it is than Indianapolis, I will let my photos do the talking. Enjoy.
Denver – Downtown from 12th floor hotel
Denver – Light Rail at Night
Denver – Pedestrians on the Mall
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jun 19th, 2012 | 8 comments
The City County Council is considering a motion that would adopt a Complete Streets ordinance. This ordinance would encourage transportation projects that would allow for safe passage for all modes of travel.
A good example from my own history is located on the south side, where I used to live when I first moved here in 1999. This intersection was only about a block away from my apartment complex, but there were no sidewalks that led from the apartments to the intersection. I still walked here from time to time, but I am stubborn. Sidewalks would have made for a more pleasant and safe...