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Indianapolis' Cultural Trail

Back in 2007 an ambitious project was launched in Indianapolis, with the goal of creating a vast network of beautiful protected bike/pedestrian paths around the city center to connect the city's five downtown Cultural Districts, neighborhoods and entertainment amenities, and "serve as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system".


Fast forward to today, and Indianapolis' Cultural Trail has become a reality, yet it has been flying under the radar compared to some other bike initiatives like, for example, New York's Citi Bike. That's too bad, because the Indianapolis Cultural Trail deserves the spotlight, and should serve as a model for other cities. In the words of our friend Clarence at Streetfilms, it could be "the biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America and yet it's still practically a secret."


See for yourself how cool it is:



What's amazing about it is that it was built with philanthropic dollars. This could be a model for communities where tax dollars are scarce.

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