Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Sep 23rd, 2016 | 1 comment
There’s been a lot of talk in urban circles about how the implementation of self-driving vehicles will impact transportation in the future. Most of that talk is way out of my league, but I do have experience actually riding in a self-driven vehicle. Back in 2009, my wife and I visited Japan, and we checked out their futuristic island outside of Tokyo called Odaiba. It happened to include this exhibit for self-driving cars that visitors could ride in for free. So, we figured, why not? Who knows if we’ll ever do this again?
Apologies for the poor quality. It’s a video of a video, shot...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Sep 16th, 2016 | 35 comments
The crown jewel in our city’s livable infrastructure, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail has been cited in almost every publication or promotional piece. Most recently, it was mentioned in The Vogue magazine. But there is one half of a block where it basically stops in deference to a hotel’s valet parking zone. The Conrad has insisted that it is trying to be a good neighbor, but that it has no choice but to use this zone for vehicles. A few weeks ago, this was the hilariously sad scene:
After seeing this photo, I tweeted out a joke that they might as well host a tailgate party on the remaining...