On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to ride my bicycle on the newest portion of the White River Trail. According to the city’s link, this trail extends from 30th Street to the Indianapolis Zoo, but the southern extension to Raymond Street has actually been completed for months. It alreadyÂ shows up on Google MapsÂ (pan down a few frames to find the extension).
The trail is a great opportunity to play tourist in your own town, featuring panoramic views of the downtown skyline. There are nice historical markers in place that were designed by the late Eric Fulford.
Most of the ride is quite pleasant:
There are also reminders that this is an urban place, and that urban places are messy, such as this Combined Sewer Overflow cover:
The remnants of the GM Stamping Plant loom large in the area. The southwest side of the river was highly industrialized:
Looking north from the GM Plant:
Heading back south. The signage is clear and pleasant. And, interestingly, there are concrete curbs along much of the trail. Personally I think it’s a good look:
I highly recommend riding or walking along this trail.