Posted by Jim Hodapp in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Mar 24th, 2015 | 25 comments
What happens when a city adds a lot of residents to its downtown that are really eager to be there? What happens when a city adds hundreds and thousands of new residents to an area that is 5 minutes walk from the center of the city, 5 minutes walk from the bustling trendy area with many shops, restaurants and places to congregate? Or how about being a 10 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride from another trendy area along a world-class protected bike and pedestrian pair of great looking paths? What you get is a district of Indy called Market East.
I now call myself a resident of this area of downtown...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Mar 18th, 2015 | 7 comments
The staff of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission has approved a set of 6 townhomes to be constructed at the northeast corner of 13th and Central.
They look to be a nice addition to the neighborhood.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Mar 5th, 2015 | 13 comments
Blog reader Scott Allen sent me this post covering the Eagle Creek Greenway extension project. Thanks to Scott for the information and photos:
Construction has begun on what DPW is calling the North Segment of the Eagle Creek Greenway extension project. For background, the greenway currently consists of two very separate pieces: one that winds through the Pike Youth Soccer Complex at 56th Street and Reed Road just south of Eagle Creek Park, and another at the opposite end along Raymond Street between Eagle Creek and the White River. This extension project is broken up into four segments that will...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Mar 2nd, 2015 | 3 comments
This Spring, Winthrop Avenue between 52nd and 54th Street will be repaved, and receive some new sidewalks as well. This will help the stretch attract even more new investment, which has seen Developer Town, Bent Rail, and other new ventures in the past few years. The new Meridian Kessler Quarterly Magazine had a vision of a new Winthrop Avenue that will look more like a mixed-use district. I contacted Mary Owens from Meridian Kessler, and she sent me a PDF of the renderings. First off is the current condition (note that Developer Town has added some windows in the front of the building since this...
Posted by Joe Smoker in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Feb 25th, 2015 | 15 comments
The City of Indianapolis has a brief, but rapidly expanding relationship with on-street bike lanes. From as little as a few total miles of bike lanes as recently as 2008 to over 100 miles in 2014. Through this process, the City has learned a great deal about the construction, maintenance and planning involved in creating a truly sustainable and connected system where users feel safe.
Recently, the City announced plans to rework some of the first bike lanes developed along East New York and East Michigan Street. Originally white painted lines adjacent to vehicle traffic lanes, these bike lanes have...