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Why College Avenue is Right for the Red Line

Why College Avenue is Right for the Red Line
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...
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Connecting Fountain Square to Broad Ripple

Connecting Fountain Square to Broad Ripple
Currently, College Avenue is a one way northbound street between Virginia and Massachusetts Avenues.  There have been a few public calls to change this missed connection, and to return College into a two way street (which even has its own facebook fan page, which I have joined).  There are also calls to instill bike lanes and streetcars.  This post is an attempt to look at the practicality of such a mission. The number one obstacle to progress is, without a doubt, the crumbling railroad overpass at the intersection with Washington Street.  It’s dangerous enough in a car, and on foot,...
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