More Indianapolis roadways converted to two-way in an effort to improve travel and safety
"A stretch of College Ave from Market Street to St Clair Street will be open to drivers headed north or southbound in February...Two more downtown roads to receive two-way upgrades include stretches of New York and Michigan streets. $20 million will be invested to convert the streets between College Avenue and Ellenberger Park."
For the third time in two years, the future IndyGo Blue Line project is on the chopping block at the Indiana Statehouse due to its use of dedicated bus lanes.
The hearing on Senate Bill 52 drew dozens of business owners, transit advocates and city leaders on both sides of the issue to the Statehouse, though the crowd leaned heavily toward opposing the bill.
Dec. 9th: Don't miss the Bicycle Garage Indy Toy Ride to and through the Christmas Nights of Lights!
The 7-mile ride starts at the Avondale Meadows YMCA and goes via 39th St. and the Fall Creek Trail to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Toys will be collected at the event for the 23rd Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive.
Open to bicyclists of all ages and decorated bicycles are encouraged!
In 2012, Smart Growth America rated Indianapolis’s Complete Streets policy the best in the nation. So why were 150 pedestrians killed by cars in the last five years?
Five Simple Fixes for a Deadly Intersection in Indianapolis
They analyzed an intersection in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a cyclist was killed when a driver ran a red light.
A. Connect Shopping Centers
B. Close the Redundant Entrance
C. Close Redundant Entrances and Connect Properties—Yielding an Incubator
D. Widen Median—Resizing Travel Lanes
E. Reduce Excessive Entrance Widths
Activists Demand Change After Fatal Crash in Indianapolis
"The “No Turn on Red” signs erected...are routinely ignored. In fact, a citizen-led traffic report conducted at the site—on 86th Street by the Monon Trail entrance—revealed that within a 280 minute period, 86 vehicles turned right on red and one even turned left on red."
How the city plans to address Indianapolis' dangerous trail crossings
"the City-County Council introduced a proposal on June 5 that would create greenway crossing zones. They would be similar to school zones.
Poor lines of sight, fast driving speeds, high traffic volume, and designs that don't adequately discourage reckless driving are some of the problems at trail crossings, cyclists and pedestrians said."
In bid to protect pedestrians, Indy defies state lawmaker to push no-turn-on-red proposal
Republican Senator Aaron Freeman calls local government "stupid" so I think the city council should pass a resolution saying, "I know you are but what am I?"
Study looks at next stage of Indianapolis highway development
"The study will focus on I-65 and I-70 routes that crisscross the city. INDOT will engage the public by reaching out for ideas and solutions. Transportation upgrades will include considerations of quality of life, economic mobility and equity.
Conversations with a wide variety of key stakeholders and community representatives are planned to generate ideas."
"The intersection of Rockville Road and Girls School Road is in the top one percent for crash rates in the state."
Maybe they should have the traffic, I don't know, GO SLOWER or something.
"Indianapolis Public Schools officials are planning a May 2023 referendum to raise property taxes to fund the district’s Rebuilding Stronger plan. Charter schools – and there are dozens of them in the IPS district – want a significant share. IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson said that’s not going to happen."