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 | 149 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...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Dec 31st, 2015 | 9 comments
I last posted this article in 2012 for the Super Bowl. I was amazed at how much has changed since then. Most of the text will be the same, but I’ll update links and add new options as needed. I’ve also deleted out much of the information that applied to visitors, this edition of the guide is mainly intended for residents. Please mention any information that is incorrect, or other tips that you may have.
Where to Stay
A google or kayak search can find a boatload of chain hotels near the Convention Center, but the city features other locally-owned options. This might be too-little,...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Nov 5th, 2015 | 90 comments
Last evening, IndyGo released a Google Map enabled view of their detailed plans for the proposed Red Line Bus Rapid Transit route. There are a lot of interesting features included, which will be featured in this post from North to South:
North turnaround at 66th and College:
Any bus transit line will usually have an issue with how it turns around at its final destination. I say usually here, because people can be creative. This part of College Avenue actually has an old right-of-way that parallels the newer street configuration, so it can be used for this function: