Many Marion County Residents Use Indianapolis Greenways

Service: Analytical studies

Research Areas: Tax & Finance, Economic Development, Land Use & Environment

In this report, we analyze the use of urban greenways in Indianapolis to inform questions about management and investment in trails. Trail usage is an important factor to consider. There is broad agreement among experts that the use of trails (by
walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, etc.) contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. But questions about where to build new trails and how to develop them to maximize usage must be answered. In addition to using taxpayer money effectively
in light of limited resources, decision-makers must prioritize items such as trail maintenance and development (crosswalks, pedestrian bridges, underpasses), safe pedestrian connections between trail segments and streets (traffic lights, stop signs), and trail cleaning and winter snow removal.

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Expert Team

Elena Rubchinskaya
  • Elena Rubchinskaya
Greg Lindsey
  • Greg Lindsey
Jeff Wilson
  • Jeff Wilson
  • Associate Professor
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