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 journey. The sidewalks that are in place are shown in red:
Urban Indy would like to add its voice to the Complete Streets movement. Adopting this would help our city right a few of its past wrongs with regards to transportation options, as well as (hopefully) not allow them to happen again in the future. The plan has been sent to the Public Works Committee, which next meets at 5:30, June 21st. I hope that our city can join the 300+ other communities that officially recognize Complete Streets.