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Welcome to ‘Market East’

Welcome to ‘Market East’
Today, the City, behind Mayor Greg Ballard, announced a new downtown district which represents the culmination of years of work and a number of recent project announcements. Roughly bounded to the north by New York Street, to the south by the railroad tracks, to the west by Delaware Street and to the east by, well, East Street, Market East will provide a unique setting among Indy’s existing cultural districts.   Unlike the existing cultural districts, Market East will feature a rare experience for Indy. The district will be among the largest collection of modern structures in downtown...
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NYC: Bike Share and High Line

NYC: Bike Share and High Line
Last week, I was able to take a short trip to New York City with my wife. While she was busy with her work training sessions in the day, I made a point to geek out on their new Bike Share system, as well as the High Line elevated park. Here’s a look at the first docking station that I used on the southern tip of Manhattan. The process was slightly time-consuming, but generally straight forward and problem free: I then headed to Shake Shack, a legendary burger shop that has been expanding in the city. Docking the bike nearby proved to be slightly difficult, and I had to have someone explain that...
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Snowglobe Indy

Snowglobe Indy
Didn’t get a chance to pause and absorb the beauty of the city during yesterday’s snowstorm?  No problem – Urban Indy has you covered.  Armed with my high powered professional Canon DSLR digital HTC Evo smartphone camera and properly dressed in a snowsuit, waterproof boots and ski googles a business suit, no gloves and dress shoes, I captured a few of my favorite places around downtown in all their snowy glory. So grab a cup of coffee and scroll through – let us know which you like best in the comments below.  And if you have recommendations for a good pair of snow boots...
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The Beauty of Bikes is in the Parking

The Beauty of Bikes is in the Parking
Indianapolis has been pushing hard to catch up with leading bicycle cities such as Portland and San Francisco. Seeing all that two-wheeled traffic in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods has been a blessing in so many ways – less pollution from cars, less vehicle congestion, better public health outcomes, and especially watching people get outside and reconnect with their city.  But I wanted to share what I consider the key benefit to bringing back bicycles:  the opportunity for dense downtown development without parking lots or subsidized garages! Our current renaissance of downtown required...
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Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study

Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study
I don’t know about anyone else, but spring weather is on my mind right now.  With that in mind, I checked out Sustain Indy’s Bikeways homepage to see if anything new was on the way.  They have released their bicycle and pedestrian study from September of last year, the results of which can be seen below: The first thing that jumps out is that the Monon Trail is still the king of bike and ped infrastructure in Indy.  It is also interesting to see that the Peace Walk is getting relatively steady usage in a part of downtown that used to be mostly forgotten.  These studies help to put some...
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