According to Health by Design’s Kim Irwin, Indianapolis is the largest city in the country without a formalized Pedestrian Plan. Recently, the group has announced a new initiative called Walkways, which officially launches next Wednesday. A summary of the event is shown below:
I hope to be able to attend the event next week to show my support for the process. It’s important to prioritize the most basic of human movements in our urban environment. As an example, last night I walked with my family from our house to Yat’s at 54th and College for dinner. It is great to have that option, but I felt like we were at risk with each curb cut and intersection. Making them safer in a place that is already relatively pedestrian friendly can help neighborhood desirability.