Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Apr 1st, 2013 | 31 comments
A public hearing has been scheduled for the rezoning of 1.9 acres next to the Central Canal along College Avenue. The hearing will take place in the City County Building on April 11th at 1 pm, but it has received an automatic continuance due to the lack of a site plan. Urban Indy has acquired preliminary renderings and site plan of the project that are subject to change. We will update with new renderings as they become available, but this is what was given to us back in October:
What do you think? What changes should be made to the...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods
on Jan 22nd, 2013 | 7 comments
Last weekend, Indianapolis received its first-ever on-street bicycle corrals. They were installed in Broad Ripple, at the intersection of Guilford and Westfield.
I contacted Kevin Whited from IndyCog about the project, and here is what he said:
A little info on the Broad Ripple Bike Corrals:
INDYCOG played a very limited role in the process. We presented to BRVA on the virtues of on-street bike corrals, and had a limited role in the facilitation between the City and Green Broad Ripple, BRVA, & Union Jack.
Brenda Rising-Moore from Union Jacks and Neal Bennett from Green Broad Ripple did the...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling
on Nov 15th, 2011 | 68 comments
Last week, guide lines went down on Broad Ripple Ave between the village and Keystone Avenue. I knew that the thermostriped permanent ones would not be far behind.
Well, the new lines are down and my initial expectations for what the corridor would look like have been exceeded. The new design has caused a small stir in the twittersphere as I noticed some people wondering what the city was thinking of when they designed this. I even received a call from Fox 59 seeking comment on camera. I accepted, but the story was changed and I never got the opportunity to talk about it. Regardless, this tells me...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Nov 2nd, 2011 | 8 comments
I reported a couple of weeks ago that Indianapolis had received a grant from the FTA to study “bus rapid transit” on the central corridors comprised of Washington Street east/west and some combination of streets north/south from Carmel, through downtown to the University of Indianapolis on the south side. This post attempts to explore the possible routes a bit more and to add some context.
A look at the Indyconnect site (as of November 1st, 2011) tells us that the proposed BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) routes would be implemented in the short term, relatively speaking, with possible...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Transit
on Oct 20th, 2011 | 5 comments
On October 17th, 2011, the FTA awarded Indianapolis $2 million to conduct an alternatives analysis on what is termed, “Central Corridors”. (click here for the official FTA press release in .PDF format) This is direct from last year’s adopted Indyconnect plan that laid out future BRT lines along Washington Street east & west as well as BRT from Carmel to the southside of Indy along Keystone, College & Madison Avenues. Although the text is not particularly constricting, nor is it confining to the technology being BRT, what it DOES do is open the door to starting the...