Thursday, November 19, 2009


The City of Indianapolis this week completed a bike rack installation project that brings 54 new bike racks to the downtown area.

"We're working to make Indianapolis a truly bicycle friendly city," said Mayor Greg Ballard. "In addition to constructing miles of new on-street bike lanes in Indianapolis, the addition of new bike racks gives cyclists an opportunity to safely and properly secure their bikes while enjoying downtown businesses and attractions."

The bicycle racks were placed in areas with the most bicycle traffic after surveying potential locations and upon requests from area businesses and organizations.

"We are working diligently to build a comprehensive, sustainable bicycle infrastructure in Indianapolis, and bicycle racks are an integral piece of that," said Kären Haley, Director of the Office of Sustainability.

In October, the City of Indianapolis was named a Bronze-level Fall 2009 Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists. The BFC award recognizes Indianapolis's commitment to improving conditions for bicycling and its practice of making a focused investment in bicycling programs and facilities.

New bike rack locations:
* Five racks in front of the Plasma Center at Capitol and Michigan
* Three racks at MoJo's at Senate and Michigan
* Seven racks at Wheeler Mission at Delaware and New York
* Two racks in front of the City Café at Pennsylvania and Michigan
* Eight racks near the Indiana War Memorial on the 400 block of Pennsylvania
* Five racks in front of Volunteers of America at 611 North Capitol
* Fourteen racks on the south side of the City County Building in two locations
* Ten racks on the south side of the City Market in four locations

For additional information on the city's bikeways and a complete map of city bike racks, visit

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