Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Mar 5th, 2015 | 5 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 Pedestrian, Transit
on Dec 16th, 2014 | 5 comments
This morning I was cleaning up some files on my work computer, and I came across a map that I found of the old streetcar network from 1923. I linked this image back in 2008, but it’s worth revisiting again:
At my workplace, I was able to work on this file a little bit, and I created a shapefile of the network as faithfully as I could:
Basically, if I was unsure about the actual routes, I’d follow the roads in places where I could find historic mixed-use buildings in the city. The businesses located in these buildings often relied on their locations next to the streetcars, so I...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Nov 3rd, 2014 | 3 comments
This is a follow up to Thursday’s post on IndyGo’s proposed route changes. I believe these images contain all of the rest of the changes, although I could be missing something. Apologies for the poor photos, the lighting in The Hall is challenging.
Here’s a brief summary of some of the major changes shown above:
St. Vincent will go past Butler’s Campus.
Shelby will travel down Virginia.
Route 5 is split in half and the western portion becomes route 6.
Route 8 stays on Washington Street downtown instead of heading north to Ohio.
The Red Line circulator has been...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Oct 30th, 2014 | 2 comments
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 Shayla in Neighborhoods, New Development, Transit
on Sep 24th, 2014 | 9 comments
Thursday September 25, city leaders, members of the IndyGo executive board and MPO will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Downtown Transit Center. Situated on the Southeast corner of Washington and Delaware, the transit center will be the new hub for buses that travel downtown. This edifice will be a much needed and welcomed alternative to the current cluster along Ohio Street. At this point, only certain details regarding the design, costs, and retail center have been released to the public. The center will have 20 bus bays, bicycle racks, and general seating inside. However,...