I am lucky to live in one of the more connected neighborhoods in Indianapolis and work downtown. Over the past three years, I have made a walking to work my primary method of commuting. Although the commute is time-consuming (about 35 to 45 minutes one way), I enjoy the peace of mind, avoiding the frustrations of driving/parking, and the exercise. Thankfully, on days that weather is severely inclement or I am pressed for time, two IndyGo lines are within walking distance of my house. Thanks to the recent referendum, these lines run with more frequency and I will soon be within walking distance of a Red Line stop.
The commute has some downsides, particularly intersections that prefer cars over pedestrians. However, for the most part, I love my commute. My only hope is that other residents (including those that live further away from the central city) will be able to have other commuting options beyond driving.