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Free Pacers Bikeshare August 1-2 Kicks Off One Million Calorie Challenge

July 30, 2015

The One Million Calories Campaign challenges the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories using Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. To kick off the campaign, digital technology company UST Global is providing free access to the bikeshare program on the opening weekend of the campaign, August 1st and 2nd, 2015. At the July 29 announcement of the challenge outside City Market, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said, “I’m thrilled that UST Global has selected Indianapolis as the place to launch the One Million Calories Campaign. Our Pacers Bikeshare program is a healthy way to travel and experience downtown, and it will be...

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Economic Impact Figures Released

July 23, 2015

Indianapolis Cultural Trail has Positive Economic Impact  IU Public Policy Institute Reports Property Values on Trail have Increased 148%  INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today unveiled the findings of a report by the IU Public Policy Institute (Institute) on the initial economic and community impact of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.  The report found that property assessments within approximately one block of the eight mile Trail have increased 148% since 2008, an increase of $1 billion in assessed property value. “With so much to offer, the Cultural Trail has become a destination for...

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Indy Among World’s Most Livable Cities

July 23, 2015

Indianapolis was named among the World’s Most Livable Cities by Metropolis Magazine due in large part to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. “The Cultural Trail alone has generated close to $300 million in development with more to come” See the excerpt featuring the City of Indianapolis Here.    

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In Indy, Bike Sharing is a Balancing Act

June 18, 2015

The Indianapolis Star highlights the balancing efforts of the Pacers Bikeshare operations team. “It’s a job mostly hidden from the public. But it’s increasingly being considered as essential as keeping the buses running or trash collection on time, especially where bike commuting is flourishing. There are 1,600 yearly Indianapolis bike-share pass holders, many of whom commute, and another 28,000 people who bought day passes last year. They combined for 108,000 trips between 26 stations around Downtown Indianapolis. Those bikes weren’t available all of the time at all of those stations by accident. It wasn’t magic. Somebody had to make sure...

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Pacers Bikeshare Turns One!

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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IU Health Partners with Pacers Bikeshare

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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Indianapolis Cultural Trail: Context Sensitive Solutions

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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2014 Interbike Award: Best Place For Bikes

September 26, 2014

Interbike 2014 took place in Las Vegas in September and is an annual event celebrating bicycling. Interbike “produce[s] retail education events such as the IBD Summit, media events like Charged Up and The Women’s Story, and the world’s largest 2-day OutDoor Demo. We open our doors to the cyclists who power our industry with Interbike Customer Appreciation Day. We’re the largest contributor to PeopleForBikes and we’re proud to be one of the largest supporters of the bike industry – where our efforts help change the world through cycling.” As part of the event, Interbike awards excellence including the “Best Place...

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In Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress

March 5, 2014

The New York Times highlights the Cultural Trail and how it is putting Indianapolis on the map for bold ideas. “For an old car town, Indianapolis has been doing a lot for biking lately. A new eight-mile landscaped bike and pedestrian pathway is helping residents rediscover their city and reshaping how outsiders view it. The trail is putting Indianapolis on the map as a place to see bold innovation, along with the Colts and some car races in a town long known as an international racing capital, home to the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail,...

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail recipient of a 2013 Downtown Pinnacle Award by the International Downtown Association

October 15, 2013

(New York, NY. – Oct. 7, 2013) – During its World Congress and 59th Annual Conference, the International Downtown Association recognized the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick with a Downtown Pinnacle Award. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail was among 24 qualified entries in the category of Public Space. This category recognizes capital improvements that enhanced the urban design, physical function or economic viability of downtown and the community. “We are honored to receive such a prestigious recognition and set a standard for how public spaces can connect communities,” stated Kären Haley, executive director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail,...

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