New Pacers Bikeshare Stations to be installed at Eskenazi Health campus and Mass Ave & College Ave
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. will be installing two new Pacers Bikeshare stations this fall, one on the Eskenazi Health main campus and the second adjacent to the Cultural Trail at Massachusetts Avenue and College Avenue. The public is invited to provide input on where new bike share stations may be added in the future.
“The new station at Eskenazi Health will increase access to healthcare and provide an active transportation option for Eskenzai Health employees and guests. Many of our annual members live in the neighborhoods near the Mass Ave Cultural District and the new station at Mass Ave and College allows us to provide an increased level of service to our residents and visitors.” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Executive Director, Kären Haley. “We are grateful to Eskenazi Health for helping make Pacers Bikeshare more accessible for our entire community”
The new stations will be installed on Tuesday, October 4. The Eskenazi Health station has capacity for 15 Pacers Bikeshare bikes while. the Mass Ave and College Ave station will add 11 docks to the bike share system.
“Our focus at Eskenazi Health is on promoting the health of our community in the broadest possible terms,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO of Eskenazi Health. “Alternative transportation options like the Pacers Bikeshare program benefit everyone by enabling fun and healthful ways to get around while at the same time reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.”
The two new stations will bring the total number of Pacers Bikeshare stations to 29. The program started with 25 stations in 2014.
ICT, Inc. is applying for a federal grant to expand the Pacers Bikeshare program in the coming years and is inviting the public to provide input as to where new stations may be added in the future. Public input sessions are scheduled for:
Thursday, September, 22 from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00pm-7:00pm
The public input sessions will be held at 132 W. Walnut Street.