Posted by Curt Ailes in Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Aug 29th, 2013 | 0 comments
IndyGo bus headed northwest on Indiana Avenue
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Aug 23rd, 2013 | 26 comments
What happens when a large section of a city threatens to become obsolete? That question came to my mind after hearing Indianapolis’ DMD director Adam Thies mention that he was worried about the future of Pike Township at yesterday’s We Are City Summit. I was fortunate to be invited to the event as a media member, and I left both inspired and looking for answers. Thies mentioned that most of the houses in Pike Township were built to last 30 years, and they are rapidly approaching that age now.
First, this is a look at Pike township’s buildings from 2012:
Now let’s look at...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Aug 19th, 2013 | 2 comments
Apologies for the recent dearth of posts here on Urban Indy. I know I personally needed a mental break from the blog world, plus I’ve been busy with trying to sell a house, but I hope to get back in to the swing of things this week. Here is a list of some recent links that I have found interesting. I don’t plan on making this type of post a habit, but it works for now.
IndyDPW has started a weekly podcast, this one is an interview with department head Lori Miser.
Indianapolis Greenways has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss their master plan.
More info on IndyGo’s...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Aug 13th, 2013 | 21 comments
As part of my volunteer work with the Green Line citizen’s advisory committee, I recently attended a meeting which provided updates regarding the study efforts for not only the Green Line, but also the Red Line and Blue Line. By now, if you are one of the many Central Indiana residents following these studies closely, you have seen the latest updates regarding refined routes, potential station locations and the like. I will provide a brief overview of those details here, but I want to spend more time analyzing the finer details of each rapid transit line.
Regular readers will be familiar with...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Pedestrian, Transit
on Aug 5th, 2013 | 41 comments
Last weekend, I packed up my bicycle and drove to Fort Wayne, the city where I was born and spent my high school years. I was able to explore a bit of their urban trail network, most of which follows along the rivers. I had ridden along the Rivergreenway as a teen, but while the ride from IPFW to downtown was relatively familiar, there were plenty of sites along the way that were new to me. Included in the latter category is a cool pedestrian bridge next to IPFW’s campus:
The ride downtown was relatively flat and mostly devoid of on-street crossings.
Here’s a shot of a nice old...