Posted by Kevin Kastner in Transit
on Jul 30th, 2012 | 9 comments
Urban Indy has committed to joining IndyGo’s Adopt-a-Stop program, in which citizens or organizations can help to clean up the area around bus stops. The program is free to join, but we decided to pay the fee to display our logo. Our stop is located at the corner of 56th and College. Feel free to harass us if it needs...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Jul 23rd, 2012 | 14 comments
This year marked the final Middle Eastern Festival located at 40th and Sherman. Next year, the church will be in a large new facility in Fishers:
This was a bit bittersweet for me, as I had a great time as always, but it might also be the last time my family and I attend. I have been a regular at this event since I first discovered it about 7-8 years ago. Many people might not be familiar with this church, but there has been a Middle Eastern Orthodox congregation in Indianapolis since 1926. The original church is pictured here:
The current church dates from the Mid-Century Modern era of...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling, Neighborhoods
on Jul 17th, 2012 | 18 comments
There has been significant progress on the 62nd street trail project since the last update. However, most of the work has been occurring underground and as a result, a large mess has resulted.
Many Urban Indy readers have commented about the apparent lack of progress on the project. After further inspection, it appears that a lot of detailed drainage work is taking place along the route which takes a lot of time.
I do not recall seeing it, but apparently this was pre-planned work that needed to occur along the corridor. Nobody is a fan of the ugly dirt piles but the project doesn’t look much...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Jul 13th, 2012 | 7 comments
This past week has seen the release of some interesting data regarding jobs with access to transit (Brookings) as well as another study creating an index of corporate headquarters per million people (Martin Prosperity). For local reference, (and you locals could figure this without a Brookings study) transit access to jobs in the Indianapolis metro region is poor. However, Indy rates above average on the corporate clout index.
Putting this data into visual form really correlated easily for me. Why are there so many corporate headquarters located in metros with poor access to jobs? Is there a...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development
on Jul 12th, 2012 | 33 comments
On Monday, July 2nd, Rebuild Indy’s twitter account posted their major project fact sheet. Linked are 5 different pdf files that mention the installation of roundabouts. The fact that these are happening without much public fanfare might speak to the fact that this style of intersection is becoming quite common in the region, but I believe these will be the first modern roundabouts on major roads to be built in Indianapolis. I’ll get to the pluses and minuses later in the article, but first, links to the locations.
Five Points and Thompson:
Edgewood and Gray: