Indianapolis ill-served by car-centric mind-set

October 31, 2015

Indianapolis’ big success in accommodating cars and commuter traffic has been, in the end, its own undoing [Foes: City must draw residents, Oct. 26 IBJ].

To make the city’s neighborhoods more desirable, the first thing to do is to make people the first priority, and not cars.

An easy, inexpensive way to start is to reconfigure the streets from one-way car-sewers, to streets people actually want to live on. What will follow is more economic development, less crime, and fewer crashes and car-related deaths.

Walter Chambers

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