Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Public Works Committee has advanced a proposal intended to increase the safety of local trail users, with a focus on creating greenway crossing zones at select intersections.
The committee unanimously approved this measure last week.
The initiative would see the implementation of reduced speed limits at specific locations, including but not limited to areas around the Monon Trail and the Fall Creek Trail. This reduction in speed limit, decided on a per-case basis, is designed to compel motorists to decrease their speed and increase their vigilance in these zones.
The proposed locations for the introduction of these lowered speed limits will be publicly available on the official city website, indy.gov, for a period of 30 days prior to the physical installation of signage.
Brandon Herget, the Director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, has emphasized the importance of this proposal in light of increased development along trail corridors. He stated, “As development along trail corridors increases density and pedestrian and bicycle traffic, we must implement new methods to protect trail users. This proposal empowers our engineering team with a new solution that may save lives in Marion County.
The proposal will be presented to the full council for consideration and a decision on July 10.