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Round the Ripple - by Bill Malcolm
posted: Feb. 05, 2016

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Residents want new bus line re-routed off College
IndyGo's proposed Red Line bus rapid transit line has encountered some community opposition. The route which is proposed to run on College Avenue on its way north from downtown and then eventually north to Carmel is the subject of a petition drive.
Critics charge it will change the traffic flows and pattern-and cause congestion.
Williams Creek residents are concerned that no left hand turns will be allowed, making it hard to access their neighborhood. They also worry that access to the bus stops will be difficult since there are no sidewalks on College Avenue north of Broad Ripple (between 75th Street and 86th Street), only a drainage ditch.
Williams Creek held a town hall recently on the route and is circulating a petition to get the route off College Avenue. The Nora Community Association also is against the proposed route and recently held a meeting to discuss the issue. They favor a route on Westfield Boulevard instead which would run by the Nora Y, the high school, and the shopping center instead.
IndyGo is waiting for Federal funding to begin with Phase 1 of the Red Line.
For more information on the Red Line, visit www.indygo.net.


Winter Farmers Market a Hit
Have you been to the Farmers Market winter edition at the Bent Rail Brewery? I hadn't so decided to check it out. They feature 24+ vendors plus a full menu from Bent Rail. This includes a large seating area where you can sit down and enjoy your treats. Previously, folks had to travel downtown to the winter farmer's market at City Market. Now north-siders have this great new option.
Attendance runs about 300 folks although they have topped 1,000. It is run by volunteers. Yes, you can even buy fresh produce like Yukon Gold potatoes. New vendors have included Amelia's Bread which features artisian breads as well as Mallow Run Winery. Plus they have a band each week.
Parking is limited so considering walking down (or biking down) the Monon Trail to get there (weather permitting). The skinny: The Winter Farmers Market is held Saturdays 9am to 12pm (noon) thru April 30 at the Bent Rail Brewery, 5301 Winthrop Avenue. For more information, visit broadripplewintermarket.org.
Winter Farmers Market
Winter Farmers Market
image courtesy of Bill Malcolm
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Round the Ripple - by Bill Malcolm
image courtesy of Bill Malcolm
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Holliday Park Trail Run set for March 19, 2016
The annual Trail Run at Holliday Park will be on March 19, 2016, this year. Register at www.tuxedobros.com or get more information on the Holliday Park website on Facebook or at the Indy Parks website at www.indy.gov/parks. Registration is now open for this as well as for summer camps.




Bill Malcolm also writes a travel column in The Midwest Eagle and is a reporter for All Aboard Indiana (as a volunteer for both). He advocates for fair and affordable utility rates for a national association based in Washington, D.C. He welcomes reader feedback and story ideas. Send to Bill@BroadRippleGazette.com




bill@broadripplegazette.com
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