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Fall Creek Trail – Construction Update 6

Fall Creek Trail – Construction Update 6
Most construction on the trail appears to be complete, so it’s a good time for a follow up post.  See earlier posts on the construction by Curt Ailes here. I like the signage, and blue color theme to contrast with the red color of the Monon Trail: Nice bioswale here: Not sure why the benches face the parking lot instead of the creek: Both of the parking lots feature a bit more asphalt than I would like to see. I’m not sure if the turnaround is needed here, and the other lot has a separate exit and entrance. By the way, pulling out of this lot onto Fall Creek Parkway feels very...
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Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study

Sustain Indy’s Bike and Pedestrian Count Study
I don’t know about anyone else, but spring weather is on my mind right now.  With that in mind, I checked out Sustain Indy’s Bikeways homepage to see if anything new was on the way.  They have released their bicycle and pedestrian study from September of last year, the results of which can be seen below: The first thing that jumps out is that the Monon Trail is still the king of bike and ped infrastructure in Indy.  It is also interesting to see that the Peace Walk is getting relatively steady usage in a part of downtown that used to be mostly forgotten.  These studies help to put some...
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Monon Corridor Development Meeting

Monon Corridor Development Meeting
It has been a while since I have attended a neighborhood discussion meeting, so I was excited to see the upcoming meeting to discuss the future development of the Monon Corridor.  Here is info from the flyer for the meeting: With the ambitious Bent Rail Brewery planned next door to the meeting site, this is a great time to discuss the future of the corridor.  Redeveloping these long-vacant industrial buildings has been great to see, as these new uses have a potential to become more integrated with the surrounding neighborhood.  I hope to meet with others who are interested in the Monon corridor...
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52nd Street Construction adding Bike Lanes

Years ago, a construction project brought some of the first bike lanes to Indianapolis on 52nd street in midtown Indianapolis. The reconstruction stretched from Keystone Ave on its eastern-most point and ended at the Monon Trail on the west end. With this reconstruction came the addition of a bike lane in both the eastbound and westbound shoulder, abutting the sidewalk. The project failed to address points west of the Monon, and what resulted was a divide in the landscape with the west side appearing as a bombed out and depleted looking stretch of street from the Monon to College Ave. This summer,...
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BRICS

Through the magic of twitter, I discovered that Curt from Huston Street Racing was at BRICS the same night that I visited. He beat me to the punch with his post, but I won’t let that stop me. There is a lot to love with BRICS. It’s good ice cream, so it’s hard to go wrong, but there’s much more than that to the story. BRICS reuses the long abandoned Monon Train Station, and there are reminders of this history throughout the shop. The interior is clean and attractive, and features something I’ve never seen before: A single rotary turning two separate fan blades,...
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