Westfield Opens Monon Trail Kiosk

Posted: Updated:
(photo courtesy City of Westfield) (photo courtesy City of Westfield)
WESTFIELD -

The city of Westfield and Hamilton County Tourism have opened a new interactive kiosk at the Monon Trailhead on East Greyhound Pass and the Monon Trail. The first-of-its-kind kiosk in Hamilton County includes several safety features for trail users.  

City of Westfield staff designed the kiosk over a two-year period with features including surveillance and emergency dispatch capability, along with a function to report maintenance requests, a photobooth and a guided search for local features. 

“This project is an example of Westfield’s commitment to being a forward-thinking community,” said City of Westfield Informatics Project Manager Sam Rivard. “We took this opportunity to think beyond the ‘norm.’ For example, a huge component of the installation is a means to provide trail surveillance in order to deter crime and access to emergency dispatch at the touch of a button.”  

The kiosk's surveillance system covers a 200-feet radius of the trail and is equipped with a phone that directly connects to emergency dispatch. Weather updates are also provided along with an override feature in case of severe weather. The city plans to install other kiosks along the trail, including at the trailhead at 161st Street and the new pedestrian bridge at State Road 32. 

  • Perspectives

    • Creating the Work Spaces that Draw Talent to Indianapolis

      The future economy will be driven by data, powered by robotics and heavily invested in the building blocks of nature – biotech and genetic engineering. That’s true of the economy nationwide, and it’s especially true here in Indianapolis, where dominant pharmaceutical and biotech companies are putting us at the cutting edge of the science-based economy. It all sounds larger than life. But the facilities that will house these industries will always be...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • The Honda Greensburg plant opened in 2008.

      Honda to Invest $4M, Add Jobs at Greensburg Plant

      The American Honda Motor Co. continues to invest in its Greensburg, Indiana plant as it has announced the factory will be producing the company’s first electrified sport utility vehicle in the U.S. The company says it will invest more than $4 million and add 34 new jobs in the plant to support production of the CR-V Hybrid.  

    • (photo courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo Mansion May Fall to Wrecking Ball

      A one-time mansion that once hosted dignitaries and politicians while they visited Valparaiso appears to be facing demolition, following years of decline and disrepair.  The stately mansion, known locally as the Brown home, maybe knocked down and replaced with condominiums, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

    • NineStar's Expanded Offerings Boost Hancock County

      Greenfield-based NineStar Connect has launched several expansion plans for its water and sewer facilities in Hancock County. The utility says its initiatives have boosted the local economy and attracted businesses and developers to the area. 

    • Socio received the Top-Rated Overall Culture award. (Provided Photo/Socio)

      Inaugural Tech Culture Award Winners Unveiled

      Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has unveiled the winners of the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. Eleven Hoosier tech companies received the honors based on survey rankings from the 2019 Tech Census, which focused specifically on tech cultures. Nearly 270 tech companies were nominated and the winners were selected from a group of 50 finalists. More than 1,300 individuals responded to the survey, which allowed employees to rate their companies and employers on...

    • Money magazine judges Fishers as 3rd best place to live in the U.S.

      Fishers Makes Top 10 List of 'Best Places to Live'

      Three communities in Indiana made the top 100 list of best places to live in the country, but only one made the top 10. Fishers was judged by Money magazine as the third best place to live in the United States, behind Clarksville, Tennessee and Round Rock, Texas.