Changing the Conversation About Greenways in Indianapolis
The Indy Greenways Full Circle Plan is a bold new vision for trails.
Presenters: Ron Taylor, Principal, Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group; Scott Siefker, Principal, Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group; Andre Denman, Senior Planner and Greenways Manager, Indianapolis Department of Public Works/Indy Parks
The Indy Greenways Full Circle Plan is a bold new vision for trails that has changed the conversation about greenways in Indianapolis. A comprehensive public engagement strategy was used to generate excitement and establish demand. An economic impact assessment provided a startling expected return on investment that would be generated from development of the system. Design standards were developed to enable partnerships, and now the city is re-examining how programming on the greenways broadens engagement and potential investment in the system.