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My Final Post on UrbanIndy.com: Let’s Go Out with a Walk

Due to current life obligations, I’m unable to continue posting on UrbanIndy.com. It has been a good run, but my time has come to an end. I hope that during the past 12+ years, I’ve been able to contribute to a new conversation in Indianapolis.

I don’t want to go out with a whimper, though. On Saturday, April 11th at 2 pm, 13 years to the day from the founding of Urbanindy.com, I will host a final downtown walking tour. Usually the tour culminates in a restaurant or bar.

Details on this event will be forthcoming, although not on this blog. If you are interested in joining on the tour, please send me an e-mail at kevin dot kastner at gmail dot com.  Usually, these tours contain talk of construction projects, new businesses, and consumption of frosty libations towards the end. I hope to see a great turnout.

Thank you for reading and contributing to this website. It has been a pleasure.


14 Responses to “ “My Final Post on UrbanIndy.com: Let’s Go Out with a Walk”

  1. ahow628 says:

    I hope you leave it up even though it won’t be updated.

  2. Curt Ailes says:

    Thanks for the years of great advocacy and giving some of us an opportunity to contribute.

  3. Graeme says:

    I loved your work. Cheers!

  4. Jim Grey says:

    Thanks for many years of informative and useful articles. Good luck as you take care of your family.

  5. sjudge says:

    Thanks Kevin, you’ve always been a pleasure

  6. Rick Smith says:

    Thanks for your commitment and 14 years of service!

  7. TomH says:

    Totally understand your need to back away from Urban Indy after years of volunteer community service. Blogging is a lot of work! I trust you know what a tremendous gift UI has been to the community for which many of us are grateful. The blog had a mighty impact and I hope you take some measure of pleasure that UI’s advocacy of BRT, TOD, New Urbanism, and bike/ped infrastructure spurred investments by local elected officials.

    Leaving the archives in place provides a concise history of the past 14 years. UI’s voices will be missed, but you’ve left the city in a better place.

  8. Brian says:

    I’m sad you won’t contribute any more, but I understand life happens. FWIW I always found Urban Indy to be a great place to discuss all sorts of urban issues and how they intersect each other. It’s been very informative and helped shape my viewpoint on many issues.

    I’m hoping I can attend the walk as I have a few other commitments that Saturday.

    Be well and may your journey forward be a good one.

  9. LastBoyScout says:

    Kevin, your hard work will certainly be missed.

    You might want to consider a final final piece about the Purple Line re-route, which looks like a complete waste (mirroring the Red Line route from 38th to downtown). https://www.indygo.net/purple-line/

  10. Jean Zipagan says:

    Hi Kevin, I live in Columbus IN at the moment but am planning to move to Indy in a few weeks. I found your blog since I have a strong interest in something like this. I’ll shoot you an email and would love to chat about opportunities to take the site over.

  11. Eddie Hager says:

    We need this Blog to stay up and running !

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