The Connected Communities project is a bold initiative connecting people to people, place and opportunity through world-class bicycle and multi-modal infrastructure.
We will invest in pedestrian and protected bicycle infrastructure in disconnected communities to help increase upward mobility, health opportunities and access to employment, education and recreation.
The first major project within this citywide initiative is the 2.65-mile expansion of the B&O railway trail from the near west side of Indianapolis to Hendricks County. CICF committed our leadership to raise $1.75 million, a match stipulation of a recent $4.8 million grant received from the Next Level Trails program at the State Department of Natural Resources.
When completed, the 15-mile long corridor will connect White River State Park and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick through Haughville to the Allison Transmission plant, through the town of Speedway, and west into the trail system in Hendricks County. The new sections of the trail are expected to be completed by 2022.