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WTHR’s Report on Sidewalk Snow Clearance

WTHR’s Report on Sidewalk Snow Clearance
This video was amazing to me.  Most of the time, local news crews seem to focus on any changes or challenges to driving conditions, but this report deals directly with the lack of sidewalk clearance within the city after a snowfall.  Not only that, the first part of the report mentions that snow should be cleared off before if freezes hard to the concrete, which is an important point: 13 WTHR Indianapolis Last month I walked on the south side of Broad Ripple Avenue next to the Subway restaurant, and it was covered in old crusty ice.  There had been plenty of time to have cleared it when it was warm...
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Places & Spaces of San Diego – Petco Park at the Park

Places & Spaces of San Diego – Petco Park at the Park
Can we find inspiration from a city located in a coastal desert climate?  Well, I think so – but I’m the kind of guy that finds something to like no matter where I travel.  Over my next few posts to the blog, I look forward to sharing a few things I saw in a recent trip to San Diego, CA.  This first post highlights an area that seamlessly combines park space, residential density & a professional sports stadium. This was my first trip to San Diego and I love exploring by bicycle, so I walked from my hotel on Coronado Island and took the ferry across the bay over to downtown where I...
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The Beauty of Bikes is in the Parking

The Beauty of Bikes is in the Parking
Indianapolis has been pushing hard to catch up with leading bicycle cities such as Portland and San Francisco. Seeing all that two-wheeled traffic in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods has been a blessing in so many ways – less pollution from cars, less vehicle congestion, better public health outcomes, and especially watching people get outside and reconnect with their city.  But I wanted to share what I consider the key benefit to bringing back bicycles:  the opportunity for dense downtown development without parking lots or subsidized garages! Our current renaissance of downtown required...
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Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study

Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study
I don’t know about anyone else, but spring weather is on my mind right now.  With that in mind, I checked out Sustain Indy’s Bikeways homepage to see if anything new was on the way.  They have released their bicycle and pedestrian study from September of last year, the results of which can be seen below: The first thing that jumps out is that the Monon Trail is still the king of bike and ped infrastructure in Indy.  It is also interesting to see that the Peace Walk is getting relatively steady usage in a part of downtown that used to be mostly forgotten.  These studies help to put some...
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