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Striding Toward Healthy Communities

Striding Toward Healthy Communities
Our friends over at Health by Design are hosting a conference this week designed to educate the attendees on the benefits of walkable communities. Kim Irwin sent us over the following details. For additional details, click here to go to the event website. This event is designed to educate attendees on the programs and policies that achieve walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented neighborhoods and to inspire action in local communities around the state. Attendees will learn from national experts and advocates about recommended smart growth and active transportation programs and policies and how they have...
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Winterizing Transit

Winterizing Transit
Today’s chill in the air tells us that the seasons are shifting, and soon Indianapolis will be in the midst of another winter. The winter season also brings about a tougher experience for Indy’s transit riders.  Poor route frequency, inadequate sidewalks, and few shelters all combine to make transit riding more difficult in the winter months.  Curt Ailes will soon have a post on some of the upcoming specific changes in these areas, but I thought I would talk about some of the positives of bus riding in the winter.  The first three are geared towards people who already travel by car, but...
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Indiana Landmarks’ Pop Up Mod Tour: A Chance to Look at Our Opinionated Selves in the Mirror.

Indiana Landmarks’ Pop Up Mod Tour: A Chance to Look at Our Opinionated Selves in the Mirror.
“FRASIER: Remember when you used to think the 1812 Overture was a great piece of classical music? NILES: Was I ever that young?” –       Frasier, 1993.   The recent press releases about the city-subsidized proposal for redeveloping the downtown IFD parcel along Massachusetts Avenue have generated an above-average level of buzz, both here, the Indianapolis Star, and—perhaps the most heated of all—the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Property Lines, which first featured a rendering of the winning proposal by local firm Schmidt Associates, followed a few days later with a...
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62nd Street Trail Construction Wrap Up

62nd Street Trail Construction Wrap Up
November is upon us! The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are falling. The construction season too, will be drawing to a close soon.  As we look back at the construction projects that have transpired this season, Urban Indy has kept a focus on the 62nd street trail on Indy’s northside which begins at Allisonville Road and terminates at Keystone Ave. As of this column, the trail for most practical purposes, is complete. Final pavement layers have been laid, signage is going up and street crossings are being striped. A recent observation of the trail shows that there are merely small punch...
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451 Market Update

451 Market Update
The project to redevelop the former Bank One Operations Center is moving along quite well. Here is my previous post on the project on June 8th. This is what the project looked like on October 15th: Since that time, workers have opened two large holes in the roof to make way for interior...
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