updated: 10/3/2012 7:47:42 AM
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will discuss the city's Bicycle Master Plan at an open house today. The effort focuses on developing infrastructure and policy designed to make bicycling safer and more accessible.
October 2, 2012
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Representatives from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Office of Sustainability will hold a public open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Athenaeum, located at 401 E. Michigan St. A brief presentation will be given at 5 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide written comments about the plan.
The Indianapolis Bicycle Master Plan, developed by DPW, the Office of Sustainability, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and RW Armstrong, is a strategy for developing the necessary infrastructure and policy in our community to create an environment where bicycling is a safe, practical, enjoyable and viable transportation choice for citizens. The purpose of the Indianapolis Bicycle Master Plan is to establish goals, objectives and benchmarks that pertain to improving safety, expanding mobility options and increasing the number of trips taken by bicycle within Marion County through 2020. As the City’s first dedicated bicycle master plan, it incorporates the relevant findings of previously completed planning efforts and complements the MPO’s Regional Bicycle Plan initiated in 2012.
Residents can view the plan on the bikeways homepage and at the Central Library. Comments may be delivered to DPW and Office of Sustainability representatives, through email at RebuildIndy@indy.gov or by mailing comments to the Department of Public Works, RE: Bike Plan, 200 E. Washington St, Suite 2460, Indianapolis, IN 26404. Comments for input on the plan will be accepted until Nov. 3, 2012.
To learn more about Mayor Ballard’s vision of transforming the City’s biking landscape to help make Indianapolis one of the most connected, livable cities in the Midwest, please visit www.indy.gov/bikeways.
Source: Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard