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.
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails