May 26, 2015
You meet the most interesting people along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Here’s one now: Karissa Hulse, Director of Programs and Community Partnerships at IndyHub, wife to Brett and mother to Charlie. How does the Indy Cultural Trail connect you to the city? Home, my work, my son’s childcare, our church — most of my daily life happens within a few blocks of the Cultural Trail so it is quite literally how I navigate the city. During the workdays, I intentionally try to plan meetings near the Trail. And on weekends, my husband, Brett, and I will often go walk on...
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May 19, 2015
Coming into bloom this May–Lilacs! The Palibin Variety (a.k.a Korean lilac) is found in several locations along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and in mass along the Glick Peace Walk. These fragrant shrubs are great for any landscape. In spring, the large clusters of blooms fill the air with a sweet perfume-like fragrance. The Korean lilac likes dry to medium, well-drained soil; it can tolerate light shade but blooms better in full sun. It is a compact shrub that matures to a 4-5 feet in both width and height and the colors range from white to purple. It is a perfect choice for...
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May 14, 2015
The team at ICT, Inc. will take part in National Bike to Work Day tomorrow, May 15, to create awareness for bicycle commuting, as well as to serve as a reminder about just how much fun it is to ride a bike. Our friends at PeopleForBikes, whose mission is to make bike riding better for everyone, recently polled their over one million members to help describe “the kind you biking you do regularly, mostly for transportation, without thinking much about it.” No spandex, just normal everyday clothes. You, moving from point A to B. Just getting the business of life–work, errands, groceries–done...
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May 12, 2015
On May 6, ICT, Inc. hosted an event at the Platform to celebrate the Everybody Rides program, which was launched as part of the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare in 2014 to make sure everyone in the downtown Indianapolis community, regardless of income level, is aware of the benefits and has access to the quick and easy transportation offered by Indiana Pacers Bikeshare, a program of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. Accessible, Affordable Transportation What began as a pilot program in Barton Towers and Barton Annex has now been expanded to several of the downtown Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) properties; IU Health...
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May 5, 2015
by Jordan Kingdon, Operations Manager, ICT, Inc. The weather has finally broken just in time for May and National Bike Month! It’s time to ride! But first, let me share some cycling tips for the spring. It’s important to evaluate your bike and wardrobe before swinging a leg over and pedaling into the sunset. First let’s start with your bike. The last thing you want is a bike issue on your first ride of the season. Here are some simple tasks you can do on your own to ensure a good experience. Air Up Your Tires I recommend using a hand pump...
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April 29, 2015
Be the first to ride the new “Indy Welcomes All” #IndyBlueBike unveiled last week at the Pacers Bikeshare One-year Birthday Party. What Exactly is a Unicorn Bike? It’s mysterious and magical and only a chosen few will ever get the chance to see or ride it! Among the 250 yellow bikes, one blue bike will stand above the rest, proudly displaying its “Indy Welcomes All” decoration and demonstrating our City’s commitment to inclusivity and Hoosier Hospitality. ICT, Inc. is continuing in the tradition of other bikeshare transit systems by specially decorating one bike in our fleet for a very...
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April 24, 2015
by Kären Haley, Executive Director, ICT, Inc. It’s been one year since the vibrant gold bikes that comprise the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program made their first appearance in downtown Indianapolis. We are proud to report that the bikeshare program has made downtown Indianapolis a better place to live, work and play. Success on Two Wheels Over the past year, the citizens of Indianapolis adopted the bikeshare as their own, and shared it with family, friends and visitors. Yes, thousands of people have taken rides on the bikes, but the year has provided other milestones as well. Along the Trail, we’ve...
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April 20, 2015
Welcome to our new Trail Talk blog! We are dedicated to sharing stories of the many interesting people, places and things along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick®. First, a Little About Us The non-profit Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.), your blog host, was established in 2010 and we are here to ensure that the Trail remains a beautifully maintained and vibrant community asset connecting people and place in downtown Indianapolis. Last April, ICT, Inc. introduced Pacers Bikeshare and we proudly celebrated over 100,000 rides in less than a year. If you want to...
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April 20, 2015
IU Health Partners with Pacers Bikeshare and Sponsors Free Rides on Program’s One-Year Anniversary Partnership includes Bikeshare Station Sponsorship, Program Expansion and Complimentary Bikeshare Rides on the Bikeshare Anniversary, Wednesday, April 22 INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announces a new partnership between the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program and Indiana University Health. The partnership includes an IU Health-sponsored bikeshare station along the downtown Canal, support for the Everybody Rides program and complimentary bikeshare trips on the program’s one-year anniversary, Wednesday, April 22. “We’re thrilled with the partnership with IU Health,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.’s Executive Director Kären Haley. “The Cultural...
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March 18, 2015
Context Sensitive Solutions reviews the background and process of the creation of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Abstract: “Leaders in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, wanted to make it easier for people to visit the city’s cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn’t get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful linear park and trail system, but no on-street bicycle facilities, one leader envisioned a bicycle and pedestrian trail through the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Twelve years later, the city, through a public-private partnership, completed the construction of an eight-mile, separated facility that...
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