Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Nov 15th, 2016 | 31 comments
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Committee has filed renderings for a proposal on the former Day Nursery, along East Street. This location currently serves as a de facto dog park. The renderings look promising:
As usual, there are neighborhood concerns about the parking variance within the posted document. Overall, it looks like it could be a nice project.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Transit
on Oct 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Election Day Volunteer Opportunities
Transit Drives Indy has opportunities for volunteers on Election Day, November 8th. Sign up on their website to attend a polling place in Marion County.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, Transit
on Oct 6th, 2016 | 47 comments
The next month will be absolutely critical for supporters of Indianapolis Transit. First, they need to pass the budget for 2017. The budget didn’t clear a Committee Hearing last month in a surprise move. Fortunately there is still time to save the budget, with a hearing scheduled at the full Council next Monday at 7pm at the City-County Building.
Supporters of transit are encouraged to attend, starting across the street at the City Market at 6:30 pm. Attendees will be provided a Transit Drives Indy t-shirt.
Also, there are now finally yard signs in support of the Transit Expansion Plan to...
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...