Just this week, INDYCOG released the new Indy Ride Guide, a city-wide bike map made to promote safe bicycling in Indianapolis. Displayed in beautiful detail, the map identifies the roads and features most important to Indianapolis riders, and makes biking around the city safer and more fun!
Throughout 2012, INDYCOG worked with the urban design experts at RATIO Architects to design a map that accurately reflects Indy’s bike transportation system. Using a transportation-planning algorithm, the team analyzed each Indianapolis street for its safety and accessibility and graded each for its level of “bikeability.” The algorithm accounts for average daily traffic, vehicle speed limits, travel lanes, biking speeds, and usable bike space. Bikers from the Indianapolis community also contributed to the creation of the Guide by giving their input on the safety and usability of each street.
The Guide displays streets, bikeways, and trails most accessible to bikes throughout the city. The Guide also accounts for the not-so-friendly streets of Indianapolis by highlighting areas with high traffic and limited space for biking. Also, the Indy Ride Guide is packed with additional features to make Indianapolis biking even friendlier. The Guide highlights local bike shops, major city attractions, and landmarks of interest including green spaces, waterways, and historic Indianapolis neighborhoods.
The Indy Ride Guide is available FREE at local bike shops, hotels, breweries, and boutiques. A Waterproof version is also available for purchase at local bike shops.
Thoughts or comments? INDYCOG encourages input and feedback from Indianapolis bike riders for Guide reissues in the coming years.
Funding and for the Indy Ride Guide comes from Central Indiana Community Foundation, Sustain Indy and Health and Hospital, PIVOT Marketing, RATIO Architects, URBN DSGN, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.