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Blue Line Recommended Alternatives Accepted

Blue Line Recommended Alternatives Accepted
For the better part of the past year, the MPO has spearheaded an alternatives analysis of the Indy Connect Blue Line, a proposed rapid transit corridor spanning Indianapolis from the east side to the west side through downtown. Urban Indy has reported periodically on the Blue Line when public comment periods have been announced. (see prior reports here & here). This week, the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council (IRTC) Policy Committee voted to accept the final recommendations on the Blue Line. When the process started, the goal was to refine alternatives for 3 major criteria: Route &...
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Broad Ripple Mixed Use Structure Construction Update

Broad Ripple Mixed Use Structure Construction Update
In February, Urban Indy reported on a new structure in the planning phases that would take the place of a former liquor store at the intersection of Broad Ripple Ave, the Monon Trail and Winthrop Ave. I am pleased to provide this update showing the progress that has been made towards completing the first addition to Broad Ripple Ave in many years. As you can see from the photo, a tall elevator shaft has been erected and several other supportive pieces are in place. The IBJ reported in October that Chipotle has filed to take first floor space in this building indicating that the market is responding...
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Fall Creek Trail South – Construction Update

Fall Creek Trail South – Construction Update
By any objective measure, the Fall Creek Trail southern extension, from the Monon Trail to Central Avenue, would not be considered complete. But as of this posting, I can confirm that the entire length of this extension has been paved. Some portions appear to be completed while others still need an additional layer however, a determined cyclists could bypass the “sidewalk closed” signs and ride this portion. The photo above was taken from the Monon Trail looking south, as is passes over the newly paved Fall Creek Trail. Hopefully cyclists and pedestrians will be able to take full advantage...
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Monon Trail Receives Safety Upgrades

Monon Trail Receives Safety Upgrades
Regular users of the Monon Trail may or may not notice the results of a new project aimed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at street crossings. As part of a larger project, which is funded primarily from the Highway Safety Improvement Program, upgraded pavement markings, signage as well as the addition of flashing beacons at select intersections are being deployed. As cyclists, one of the biggest concerns for trail riding are where cross streets that carry automobiles intersect. Increasing awareness for motorists that pedestrians and cyclists have priority in these crossings is key to...
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November 2013 Wallpaper

November 2013 Wallpaper
November 2013’s wallpaper is the property located at 1352 N Illinois. As reported by Urban Indy’s own Kevin Kastner last week, an effort is underway to rehab the building and bring 63 residential units into the fold. The particularly inspiring point to take away is the planned 0.65 parking spaces per unit that if successfully implemented, this site will bring with it. This is a worthy subject of November’s wallpaper! Enjoy 2560 x 1600 1280 x 853 1280 x 1024 1366 x...
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