The Pacers Bikeshare program plans to nearly double in size next year. Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. has announced it’s seeking final public comment on the plan to add 23 new bikeshare stations and about 275 bikes by summer 2019. The federal grant-funded expansion would provide bikeshare access to Indianapolis neighborhoods along the city’s network of greenways, Garfield and Riverside Parks and to Broad Ripple along the Monon Trail.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Executive Director Karen Haley says they received over 1,500 location suggestions during meetings held over the summer.
“This final proposed expansion plan was heavily influenced by the input we received. Pacers Bikeshare 2019 Expansion Plan will provide access in new neighborhoods and destinations outside of downtown, and stay connected to the Cultural Trail through the existing greenway network and near the Redline corridor."
The City of Indianapolis was awarded nearly $1 million in Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding for the expansion. Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. has also raised a 20-percent local match. The program began in 2014 with 25 stations and 250 bikes along the Cultural Trail. Final public comment will be accepted through December 21. For more information on the expansion, and to provide feedback, click here.