Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Oct 30th, 2014 | 1 comment
This morning, I was able to visit The Hall to view the Indygo route changes, which are set to come next year with the opening of the new Transit Center. I took some photos of the posterboards that are on display, but they are better seen in person. According to IndyGo on twitter, these changes will be online next Monday.
First, a look at how the transit center will work. Most of this is actually self-explanatory:
The downtown bus loop will be eliminated, affording more direct routes, and potentially shaving
a few minutes off of the time the buses spend in the downtown area:
Proposed midday frequency...
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 Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Sep 29th, 2014 | 10 comments
Tomorrow evening, Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns is making an appearance at The Hall at 6:00 PM. Marohn has been a advocate for better planning practices for years, and does a fine job of boiling down complicated subjects into easily digestible snippets on his many youtube videos. I plan on attending tomorrow night to see what he has to say about Indianapolis, and I hope to see other fans of Urban Indy there.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Sep 17th, 2014 | 11 comments
Yesterday, Indy Connect made a big splash on local media with the public announcement of a $2 million dollar grant for engineering along the proposed Red Line from Carmel to Greenwood. This post intends to give a quick rundown of the information that we know, as well as provide the public a peek into how the buses will be run. First, the links from local media:
Indianapolis Business Journal
Next, a link to the pdf document released from the city. Some highlights below:
That last image is interesting, because it displays a new technology that has been demonstrated in...
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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