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Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 1

Fall Creek Trail Extension – Construction Update 1
Indianapolis cyclists and pedestrians rejoice! Construction of the long awaited extension of the Fall Creek Trail has begun! Crews broke ground just a couple weeks ago removing trees and beginning to grade the path upon which the latest Indy Parks Greenway will follow. If you have used portions of the existing trail you have undoubtedly wished for the link connecting the end point at the Monon, with the lower portion south of Fall Creek and between Central and Meridian. Right now, I do not have any information about when the trail construction will be completed, but I do have a map as well as a few...
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Fall Creek Trail Extension Set for Construction

Fall Creek Trail Extension Set for Construction
A long-awaited extension of the Fall Creek Trail is set for construction later this year. This 1.4 mile segment will connect the current southern terminus at the Monon Trail to the orphaned spur of trail between Meridian St. and Central Ave. While comprehensive planning for the Fall Creek Trail route from the White River in downtown to Skiles Test Nature Park in the northeast was completed in 1999, this segment has languished without funding as other easier-to-construct segments were built first. At long last, in July 2011, Indianapolis received a $1M Federal Transportation Enhancement grant for...
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Eagle Creek Trail: Guest Post by Scott Allen

Eagle Creek Trail: Guest Post by Scott Allen
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...
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Celebration Fall Creek

Celebration Fall Creek
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...
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Broad Ripple to DT Lightrail Case Study

Broad Ripple to DT Lightrail Case Study
As a citizen of Indianapolis and a major supporter of mass transit, it should come as no surprise that I am always thinking about how we can pull off a successful light rail system. When I think about the key components that would create the best first step, there are many things to consider. First off, we must define the key characteristics of a transit line that will make it succeed: Convenient Connects activity centers Rapid Frequent service Be on the Way I have given a lot of lip service to the benefits of a Broad Ripple to downtown light rail service. Many people when asked where a light rail...
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