Recognition & Awards

See who’s raving about the Cultural Trail


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Best Cities to See from a Bicycle Seat


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The New York Times
52 Places to Go in 2014


IDA World Congress

International Downtown Association
2013 Downtown Pinnacle Award: Public Space 


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Project for Public Space
Bold Moves and Brave Actions


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Monumental Affair Award



“There’s really nothing like this in the world. This is an astonishing and amazing vision that will transform Indianapolis.”

Andy Wiley-Schwartz, vice president, Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a NewYork-based international not-for-profit dedicated to creating and sustaining public spaces that build communities, conducted a best-practices study of cities around the world with urban bike lanes and pedestrian paths.

“The Indiana War Memorials Commission is very excited about being involved with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. We feel the relationship between the two entities will be very successful in showcasing our beautiful properties while adding to the journey of millions of Cultural Trail users that may have never had the opportunity to view the Indiana War Memorials.”

Brig. Gen. J. Stewart Goodwin, executive director, Indiana War Memorials Commission

“A mark of a vibrant urban community is its mobility options.  Having the convenient connectivity of transit to bike and pedestrian paths is a demonstration of forward thinking multi-modal planning.  IndyGo is pleased to connect with the Cultural Trail to create a more user-friendly environment for residents and visitors of Indianapolis.”

 Michael Terry, president and CEO of IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation)

“Every city seeks to present unique and authentic attractions for its visitors to experience. The Cultural Trail promises to advance our destination with an original, inspired and memorable addition to the growing cultural product that makes Indianapolis an outstanding place to visit for meetings and leisure travel.”

Bob Bedell, Former President and CEO, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (now called Visit Indy)

“White River State Park is thrilled to celebrate the birth of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail as a Community Partner. This trail will become a beacon, attracting not only Indiana residents, but visitors from around the nation and the world. I can think of no greater gift for future generations than the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.”

Robert Whitt, executive director, White River State Park

“And score one for Indianapolis, which is embarking upon the biggest idea since Carl Fisher turned a Westside pasture into an automobile racetrack.”

Bill Brooks, editor, Urban Times. November 2006. “A downtown dream comes true”