Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on May 26th, 2015 | 96 comments
Arriving to the campus of the Indianapolis Art Museum by bicycle from the Central Canal Towpath has long been one of my favorite experiences of living in the city. Unfortunately, in an initiative that started along with their new admission charge, they have disallowed bicycle access to the front door. The path labeled as “Stroller access to 100 Acres” in the map below is now cut off at the top of the hill with gates:
They’ve also blocked the pedestrian and bicycle entrance at 42nd Street, which went over a neat old bridge that crossed an interurban track:
So, without access to the...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on May 19th, 2015 | 18 comments
The Meridian Kessler neighborhood is currently updating its zoning guidelines for the first time since the late 1970s. This plan has been released for initial review, and can be viewed on this webpage. I’ve also uploaded a copy here.
The main focus for this plan that is of interest to Urban Indy is to discuss the future of the commercial nodes within the neighborhood. This included possible traffic calming measures, which are discussed in detail on Appendix C. The plan map also included the neighborhood’s first potential park, located at 42nd Street and the Monon Trail. Public comments on...
Posted by RJ Sharpe in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on May 6th, 2015 | 37 comments
It has been lauded as one of the best examples of new bicycle infrastructure in the United States and since it’s right in my back yard, I thought I’d share some pictures as well as my thoughts on Indy’s Cultural Trail as it celebrates its second anniversary.
Officially known as the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Eugene and Marilyn Glick, the ICT is both a transportation resource and tourist attraction. It officially opened in May, 2013 and since then I’ve covered every inch of its eight miles on more than one occasion.
It took a while for me to get really excited...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on May 5th, 2015 | 2 comments
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Council has released their May portfolio, which includes a number of new infill houses, along with some new elevations for the Milhaus proposal for the corner of College and St. Clair Streets. It looks to be a solid proposal:
The IHPC case is currently regarding the incorporation of the garage cover grate on the south end, which is displayed below:
I hope this continues to build up the critical intersection at St. Clair and College.
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