Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Aug 30th, 2016 | 13 comments
The running center turn lane on East 52nd Street (and many other streets around town) is a monument to traffic engineering winning over everything else:
This configuration has bugged me for years. There is an unprotected bike lane, yes, but also a very narrow sidewalk with poles in the middle of it. I decided to see what else could be done with only 48 feet of right-of-way width, as shown below:
There’s a great tool for this task on the web called Streetmix. It enables citizens to imagine different street configurations. There were a number of constraints that I worked with:
10 foot travel lane...
Posted by Jim Hodapp in Transit
on Aug 23rd, 2016 | 8 comments
Come join us this Thursday, August 25th at 7 PM to hear a presentation made by Matt Impink of the Indy Chamber as he covers the background and future of transit in Indianapolis. Matt will be covering the current facts about transit in Indy as well as the talking about the Indy Connect transit plan for the near term and longer term. This will be a chance to ask questions about the Red Line plan as well as the upcoming transit referendum on the ballot this fall. Please try to RSVP on the Strong Indy meetup page if you plan to attend. Also feel free to share this invitation with anyone who might be...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Transit
on Aug 14th, 2016 | 32 comments
Indy’s Congregation Action Network commissioned a poll for the upcoming Mass Transit referendum. The results are encouraging to supporters, however I’m going to take this with a grain of salt. This is an organization that supports transit, and not an independent media source. Still, I figured it would be good to link it here in case anyone was curious to see a potential reading of the November electorate. Without some independent polls, though, we can’t average out the results to find a better gauge.
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