Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling
on Oct 9th, 2014 | 3 comments
The numbers for the first 6 months of the Pacers Bikeshare are in, and the program appears to be a success in comparison to a larger bike share in Denver. These numbers are nice to see, as they show that there is a demand for alternative modes of travel in the downtown area. A successful bikeshare like the one centered around the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will help to encourage future expansion.
However, I do think this data should be read with a bit more caution. It does not prove that Indianapolis is a greener city than Denver, as the Indy Star article suggests. What it does prove is that this...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Oct 2nd, 2014 | 1 comment
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to ride my bicycle on the newest portion of the White River Trail. According to the city’s link, this trail extends from 30th Street to the Indianapolis Zoo, but the southern extension to Raymond Street has actually been completed for months. It already shows up on Google Maps (pan down a few frames to find the extension).
The trail is a great opportunity to play tourist in your own town, featuring panoramic views of the downtown skyline. There are nice historical markers in place that were designed by the late Eric Fulford.
Most of the ride is quite...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on Sep 12th, 2014 | 1 comment
This is a bit of late notice, but tomorrow is an event to celebrate the completion of the Fall Creek Trail.
I plan on attending this event for at least a short amount of time tomorrow in the 56th and Emerson area. More information can be found on this PDF. I hope to see a good crowd out and about.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jul 24th, 2014 | 6 comments
Recently, I have been honored with an appointment to the Plan2020 initiative as a part of the Connect Indy Committee. I ask the readers of this blog take this as an opportunity to make some recommendations that they wish the initiative will address. Please post a comment, or send me an e-mail at kevin dot kastner at gmail dot com. This is our chance to have a say in the six plans that the city will be updating as a part of this process.
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Posted by Nathan Smurdon in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Jul 14th, 2014 | 9 comments
I spend quite a bit of time getting around the city at the human pace – which I love because it allows me to soak in the smaller details of our city – both good and bad. I was cruising through Broad Ripple on the Monon recently and in the few blocks between Broad Ripple Ave and the White River I noticed quite a few new additions to that section of the trail that prompted a return trip to snap a few photos.
Starting from the south and working north, we first encounter the nearly finished product of Monon Pointe that Kevin covered back in April with this post.
While they don’t embrace...