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The Public Collection

August 28, 2015

There is something new to see on the Cultural Trail! Topiary, designed and built by Eric Nordgulen is a part of The Public Collection, which was officially unveiled at an event on Monument Circle Thursday. The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel Simon to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and raise awareness for educational justice in our community.  Books are supplied by the Indianapolis Public Library. Topiary was vetted and approved by the Trail’s Curatorial Advisory Committee and will be installed for a two year period. It is located outside of Scotty’s as the Trail...

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Pacers Bikeshare Burns Over One Million Calories in Less than Three Weeks

August 21, 2015

Pacers Bikeshare Burns Over One Million Calories in Less than Three Weeks UST Global’s One Million Calorie Campaign Goal Encourages Healthy Activity by Using Pacers Bikeshare INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 19, 2015 – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT), today announced that Pacers Bikeshare riders burned over one millions calories in eighteen days, smashing the goal set by UST Global’s One Million Calorie Campaign which encourages the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories by riding Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. Pacers Bikeshare riders have burned 1,034,000 calories since the campaign launched on August 1, 2015.  During the...

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290,000 Calories Burned

August 7, 2015

Pacers Bikeshare Riders Burn Over 290,000 Calories in Opening Weekend of One Million Calorie Campaign UST Global Partnership with Indianapolis Cultural Trail,Inc. Encourages Healthy Activity INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 7, 2015 – Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT), today announced that the people burned 445,853 calories during the first week of the One Million Calorie Challenge, a partnership between UST Global and the Pacers Bikeshare program to encourages the Indianapolis community to burn one million calories riding Pacers Bikeshare bikes during the month of August. The community burned over 290,000 calories during the opening weekend of the campaign, August 1st and 2nd when UST...

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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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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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Local Group Announces Payne Connect10n Plaza

August 1, 2012

Happy Trails To You Local group announces Payne Connect10n Plaza, a trailhead that will honor more than a decade of community building and trail construction. In April 2007, construction on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick began on Alabama Street. A mix of construction signs, barricades and jackhammers hinted at the amount of work required to construct an eight-mile bike and pedestrian path through the city’s urban core. But behind the tools and signs were six years of brainstorming, partnership building, fundraising and community planning paved the way for the project. Since that 2007 ground-breaking...

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