Year archives: 2011

Open Thread: East Ohio Street

The splitting of East Ohio Street is an interesting dilemma. This is one block north of the recently reconnected Market Street, which is featured in this post. Below is an aerial shot of this split. The split is in place both to divert traffic on to the interstate and to avoid an at-grade railroad crossing.  …

January 2011 Wallpaper

January 2011 Wallpaper

Apologies for being so late with this. Free time can get slim being a new dad! This picture was shot from Monument Circle looking west, during the holiday season here in Indy. Click on the resolution that best matches your screen. 2560 x 1600, 1280 x 853, 1280 x 1024, 1366 x 768

Indyconnect – An outside opinion

Austin Commuter Rail, Photo Credit: Kelly West - American Statesman

  This morning I woke up, and there was a wonderful link sitting in my email inbox. It was a link to the Overhead Wire, and an outside analysis by them of the Indyconnect plan. The Overhead Wire specifically took on the NE Corridor and compared it to the Capital Metrorail in Austin, TX. In their …

One Year of Being Car Free in Indianapolis

On December 30, 2009, I put together my first blog post on the trials and tribulations of being car free in Indianapolis, Indiana, a city known for its auto-orientation (need I say more than the Indy 500?) and poor transit service. At the time, I was not sure if I would last in this Midwest-as-Midwest-can-get …

NE Corridor Opportunities Pt 1 – 22nd Street

A vision of revitalization w/ Transit (image source: Smart Growth Indy)

Over the next five weeks I will profile 5 possible neighborhoods poised to benefit from the controversial NE Corridor line in Indianapolis that fall within the Marion County portion of the line.  The corridor in focus is one proposed by Indyconnect, and would originate at Union Station in downtown Indy, and terminate in downtown Noblesville, …