Indianapolis is taking huge leaps in its efforts to increase infrastructure for walking and biking throughout the city. A recent Next City article, How $500 Million Turned Car-Centric Indianapolis Into a More Walkable City, talks about the city’s success and continuing efforts along with the recent Plan4Health grant provided to Health by Design:
And this spring, Health by Design, a statewide nonprofit, announced that it received a $135,000 Plan4Health grant from the American Planning Association to develop Indianapolis’ first comprehensive pedestrian plan, along with a campaign that promotes walking.
Since 2010 the city has assessed residents’ needs, many of them attributed to lack of access to nutritious food and services, along with inability to be physically active in the community. While Indianapolis has struggled in its past with incomplete sidewalks, it has made progress in creating walkways and bike paths, along with other programs that promote connectivity and sustainable travel through the city.
Great job Indianapolis coalition!