The Avon resident has been on a decades-long quest to blaze a paved path from downtown Indianapolis to Montezuma, a trail that is slowly taking shape.
At long last, plans solidify for pedestrian/bike trail between Broad Ripple Park, Monon
The city of Indianapolis and the Broad Ripple Village Association expect to spend a combined $1.2 million on the RiverWalk multi-use trail, which will run along the north side of Broad Ripple Avenue.Read More
Speedway B&O Trail extensions could spur development
Redevelopment experts are confident the west side will see a jolt in property values and development opportunities as plans to extend a Speedway trail both east and west move forward.Read More
Fans of late champion cyclist Major Taylor say it’s time for city to embrace icon
The African-American cyclist—who took the world by storm at the turn of the 20th century is finally receiving the national admiration he never garnered while alive.Read More
Constructed so Monon Trail users could avoid crossing six lanes of busy traffic, the project required coordination with neighboring community groups, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced nearly $30 million in trail-development grants to 18 statewide recipients, with more than a third of that money going to projects in Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks and Hancock counties.
Meyer Najem Construction, which has already started work on the Nickel Plate Trail’s $8.4 million southern approach to downtown Fishers, secured a $3.3 million contract last week to build the trail’s downtown plaza.
The city had hoped to begin construction this fall, but leaders are still finalizing design plans, Mayor Scott Fadness told IBJ.
Indianapolis has joined Fishers and Noblesville in a quest to turn the Nickel Plate Railroad into a 17-mile trail connecting the three communities and is seeking millions in state funds to make it happen.