Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Mar 3rd, 2014 | 1 comment
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...
Posted by Nathan Smurdon in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Feb 15th, 2014 | 2 comments
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...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Feb 10th, 2014 | 29 comments
This video was amazing to me. Most of the time, local news crews seem to focus on any changes or challenges to driving conditions, but this report deals directly with the lack of sidewalk clearance within the city after a snowfall. Not only that, the first part of the report mentions that snow should be cleared off before if freezes hard to the concrete, which is an important point:
13 WTHR Indianapolis
Last month I walked on the south side of Broad Ripple Avenue next to the Subway restaurant, and it was covered in old crusty ice. There had been plenty of time to have cleared it when it was warm...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on Feb 4th, 2014 | 15 comments
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...
Posted by Shayla in Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Jan 29th, 2014 | 39 comments
Mass transit in central Indiana took one-half step forward, and what some might say one-fourth of a step back. The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee approved a bill that would allow for expanded mass transit in Marion, Hamilton, Johnson, Delaware, Madison, and now Hancock counties. The funding structure proposed by last year’s Summer Transit Study Committee is what helped the bill get passed this time. Voters in each county would have to approve an income tax increase of anywhere from 0.1 to 0.25 of a percent increase, which would fund 65 percent of the operating costs. Corporations...