Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, Transit
on Jul 23rd, 2016 | 12 comments
This is the 3rd post in a series of guest posts in support of increased transit access in Indianapolis. The first 2 can be read here and here.
In 2005, I moved from Indiana to attend college in Boston. Next came Philadelphia and Princeton to pursue a job and a masters degree respectively. When I returned to live at College and Kessler in 2014 though, I was anxious. Big east coast cities have a lot to offer a young professional, and I was worried that Indianapolis wouldn’t stack up.
What I quickly found, however, was just the opposite: when friends from New York would call and complain about...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Transit
on Jul 15th, 2016 | 1 comment
With the Red Line approaching the final stages of planning, the Department of Public Works and IndyGo is holding a series of meetings for public input. We encourage the public to attend and express support for expanding transit options here in Indianapolis. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. I’m hoping to attend the one at the College Avenue Library next Thursday:
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Transit
on May 7th, 2016 | 28 comments
Urban Indy is partnering with the new Transit Drives Indy website to promote the Indy Connect ballot referendum, which will appear before the full City Council on Monday, May 9th at 7 pm in the City County Building. We intend to run a series of blog posts from citizens in support of the plan. Our first guest post is from Kallan Carr:
As a Midtown resident, I love everything about my neighborhood. My husband and I bought our home at 46th and Carrollton because we wanted to enjoy all aspects of city life in Indianapolis. We love to walk to restaurants, the store, bike to Broad Ripple and enjoy all the...
Posted by Jim Hodapp in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Apr 28th, 2016 | 34 comments
I am very excited to officially announce a new area meetup called Strong Indianapolis that seeks to empower a local community of like-minded individuals who care about Indianapolis and want to see it flourish. We seek to continually make sure that Indianapolis is a livable, sustainable and desirable city for all people who live or just visit. What exactly does that mean? Let me give you some history about it and myself that might help explain things.
I’ve lived in Indianapolis for over ten years, first having moved here from Milwaukee to attend college at Butler University. Due to my career...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Feb 10th, 2016 | 150 comments
First, the good news: The Red Line has made the DOT’s budget proposal that will go before congress this year. If all goes well, construction could start next year on the first all-electric Bus Rapid Transit program in the country. This is big.
Naturally, there has a been a bit of pushback about this plan. The most common refrain mentions a support of transit, but that College Avenue should not be the route that the Red Line takes on the north side, and that it should be put somewhere else. There are a few problems that come up with this line of argument:
College Avenue was the site of the last...