Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jul 15th, 2015 | 8 comments
Indy’s Plan2020 has posted a link to an updated version of the proposed Red Line between Westfield and Greenwood. That’s right, Westfield, who’s mayor has been a consistent supporter of transit, is included in the newest configuration. Here’s the latest map (shown in 20 parts)
There’s more information out there, including this pdf which is meant to be seen in poster form. The boards are currently on display in the Old City Hall, along with 8 other locations around town. I particularly like the second board, which lays out the economic data that supports the need...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Jul 6th, 2015 | 12 comments
After a bit of a lull, this looks to be a big year in multi-use paths around the city. While Indianapolis is still struggling with the basics of street design, we seem to be more successful in building these off-street paths. There are at least five that are either under construction or planned for 2015.
Eagle Creek Greenway:
Construction is well underway on the Eagle Creek Greenway in Pike Township. We had a guest post on this trail a few months ago, and the writer of that post sent us some updated photos from last weekend:
The Pennsy Trail construction plans to connect the Pleasant...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Jun 26th, 2015 | 2 comments
Graffiti can be a tricky subject for me. I love freedom of expression and art, but I don’t love defacing public or private property. Most graffiti in Indianapolis is simply thoughtless tagging, similar to how a dog marks his territory while on a walk. Of course, the paint stays much longer.
Sometimes, however, graffiti can make you think or laugh. Banksy is the king of this, but there are others around. This tag in Indy isn’t on Banksy’s level, but at least it is on a place that appears to be mostly harmless: A temporary jersey barrier lining Market Street in between the Cummins...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jun 23rd, 2015 | 5 comments
A few weeks ago, I was able to contribute to the inaugural episode of The Indy Show Podcast, hosted by Justin Harter and also featuring Urban Indy contributor Joe Smoker. We cover a variety of topics relevant to the website. Link to the podcast can be seen here.
Feel free to give some feedback and some ideas for future topics.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Historical Posts, Neighborhoods
on Jun 3rd, 2015 | 5 comments
Recently a new movement has started in historic preservation circles called “Beer Saves Places.” It certainly sounds like a movement that I can get behind. I like beer, and I like historic places, so what’s not to like? The first meeting was in Indiana City Brewery, just south of Washington Street. This building actually used to house another brewery, the bottling house of Home Brewing Company:
Recently, another new brewery has popped up, this time in an old Catholic church located at College and North Streets. I was fortunate enough to visit recently, and I was really impressed. Of...