In many places around the city, bicycle infrastructure has gaps of less than a mile. Connecting these gaps will make biking more viable as a transportation option. This project will acquire easy to install temporary bike facilities to use to demonstrate the impact of making these permanent connections. The first connection is Shelby Street to Madison Avenue. One can bicycle from Madison Avenue on Shelby Street all the way into downtown using existing bike lanes and trails. One can ride south from Thompson Road on Madison Avenue bike lanes all the way to the county line. The half mile on Madison that spans I-465 is scary enough to prevent riders from attempting the journey. Connecting these two pieces of existing infrastructure opens the entire city to southside bicycle riders, including the southernmost station of the Red Line at the University of Indianapolis.
Build Connections between Existing Infrastructure
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