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Guest Post by Anonymous: Scooters are not the Problem

Guest Post by Anonymous: Scooters are not the Problem
Editor’s note: this article does not necessarily reflect my personal opinion. I welcome a counterpoint article, which I would also post anonymously. This post was written before the scooters were removed from the streets. Scooters Are Not the Problem Recently, Indianapolis has been taken over by a new form of transportation: scooters! These little objects are a new form of micromobility for the city; a means of getting around without a single-occupancy vehicles. They’re nimble, easily accessible, and take up very little space. But first, a little clarity; what is micromobility and how does it...
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Remnant Sidewalks Part III: The Pedestrian Bridge over Madison Avenue

Remnant Sidewalks Part III: The Pedestrian Bridge over Madison Avenue
This is the third post in a series on sidewalks or pathways that exist in places where no car traffic can travel. Parts I and II can be found here and here. The near south-side seems to have a decent amount of these remnant sidewalks for some reason. One of the most endearing is the pedestrian bridge over Madison Avenue, which connects Lincoln with Palmer Street. In an ideal world, kids could cross this bridge to and from the school located on the bottom right of this aerial: The area has long featured some of our more intriguing graffiti: This is a well-trodden footpath that looks slightly...
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Remnant Sidewalks Part II: Wright and Sanders Streets, Near South Side

Remnant Sidewalks Part II: Wright and Sanders Streets, Near South Side
This is the second post in a series on sidewalks or pathways that exist in places where no car traffic can travel. The first post can be found here. The next link in this series was actually mentioned to me in the comments of the first post. It is just one block long, and connects Sanders Street with Morris Street, right next to I-65. I only took 2 photos of this one, although one of them features an interesting mural. There will be another, longer post up soon of one of my old favorite pathways.     Social Media ...
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The Original Push to Build the Highways Below-Grade: Guest Posted by Anonymous

The Original Push to Build the Highways Below-Grade: Guest Posted by Anonymous
As we have a week of numerous North Split public and committee meetings on our schedules, I can’t help but be frustrated by how quick stakeholders are to gloss over the historical implications of the original interstate development. There seems to be a general consensus that the interstate routing decisions were bad in retrospect – it tore up blocks of housing and the fabric of neighborhoods, resulting in an economic decline for numerous downtown neighborhoods. It pushed out families. It demolished historic buildings. It erased history. Yet discussions continue today about potentially...
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Meet-Up: The North Split Public Open House

Meet-Up: The North Split Public Open House
Today, from 3-7 pm, INDOT will have their public open house for the North Split project. I am planning on attending, along with many other concerned local citizens. We are very worried about a wider, less attractive, and more intrusive elevated road right next to some of the most valuable real estate in the entire state. The meeting time and location are listed below: When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Presentations will be given at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Where:  Biltwell Event Center 950 S. White River Parkway S. Drive Below are a few of the less intrusive renderings that are provided on...
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