Indianapolis is a city that is leading the way for many of its Midwestern peers. With a recently completed Pedestrian Plan, a Bicycle Master Plan well into implementation, a successful funding measure to support transit and multimodal projects, and tremendous progress toward development of rapid transit, the city is making investments to support its current residents and those who will call Indy home in the coming years. Like many communities across the country, Indianapolis is at a critical junction for providing a balanced transportation system and faces many competing priorities.
Nelson\Nygaard is establishing the City of Indianapolis’s first coordinated Transportation Integration Plan, a guiding document that will ensure consistent approaches to prioritization and implementation. The plan will consolidate various existing transportation programs—including a recently completed Pedestrian Plan, a bicycle Master Plan, funding measures that support transit and multimodal projects—into a single comprehensive plan. The plan is an opportunity to establish shared vision, goals, and performance metrics for development of a “virtual department of transportation” that has the operating manuals, policy tools, and projects to deliver on the City’s vision.