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What does a Complete Bridge look like?

What does a Complete Bridge look like?
What is a Complete Bridge?  Well, if you are familiar with transportation issues, you have probably heard of the phrase “Complete Street.”  A Complete Bridge takes this concept of a Complete Street and applies the same standards of safe accessibility for non-motorized transportation. Complete Streets policies are an excellent way to ensure that our streetscapes reflect our social values, by giving designers a mandate for roadway user inclusion but not tying their hands with any mandated geometries.  It is also a satisfying vindication of basic rights for anyone who gets honked at or has...
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Transit Day at the State House Review

Transit Day at the State House Review
On Wednesday, I attended the Transit Day Rally.  It was interesting to feel the energy inside the State House, as the confident group convened in a hall on the 2nd floor of the building.  The leaders of the event were careful in pointing out that this was the largest groundswell of support that transit has found at the state level, and that we needed to keep pushing forward. As luck would have it, Wednesday was also the day when the House Ways and Means Committee convened to discuss House Bill 1011, so I headed up there at 11:00 am.  The previous hearing cleared out, and the opportunity presented...
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Indy Connect Meetings set for Early 2013

Indy Connect Meetings set for Early 2013
The following was contained in a press release from Indy Connect this past week. Public meetings set for 3 Indy Connect rapid transit line studies   INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2013) — The public is invited to learn more about the Indy Connect studies of the Red, Blue and Green rapid transit lines by attending one of nine public engagement meetings scheduled between Feb. 26 and March 14.   When fully implemented, the Indy Connect plan will add five rapid transit lines, double the current local bus service, and add Express Bus routes and community circulators. It would complement IndyGo’s recently...
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Proposed Development at Keystone Crossing

Proposed Development at Keystone Crossing
On the north side of Indianapolis, a new development has been proposed for the former Woodfield Center located at the intersection of 86th Street and Keystone Avenue. The newly proposed use has made waves with the surrounding neighborhood to the west upset over the design and an official remonstration has been filed which will be heard on February 20th, by the MDC. The proposed use for the site, to be named Ironworks, would level the previous (and now long vacant) shopping center and create a new L shaped building that rises 5 stories above Keystone Avenue. It would include commercial space,...
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New Broad Ripple Mixed Use Structure Proposed

New Broad Ripple Mixed Use Structure Proposed
  A three story mixed use building may be coming to Broad Ripple in the near future. New development always raises a few eyebrows. This proposal in particular may arouse more than an eyebrow once it gains widespread notice. The Village has not seen a significant amount of new development for quite some time aside from the new parking structure now under construction at College & Broad Ripple Ave. This structure would be located at the opposite end of the village at the intersection of Winthrop Ave, Broad Ripple Ave and the Monon Trail where the former United Package Liquors was located;...
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