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September 11, 2015
Cultural Trail increases property values
Along the cultural trail in Indianapolis, property values have increased by $1 billion, businesses report more customers and higher sales, and residents feel safer downtown since construction of the 8-mile trail, according to a survey conducted by Indiana University Public Policy Institute. The assessment measured the economic impact of the trail from 2008 to 2014 and examined 1,747 parcels within 500 feet of the trail. The institute also sent questionnaires to 66 businesses and 558 trail users. The report found that property assessments within one block of the trail increased 148% for a total of $1 billion.
10 Trails In Illinois You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors
There is no better way to explore the beauty of Illinois than by heading down some of the many trails. You can hike, bike, and even take your dog. Many trails offer other opportunities like kayaking or fishing. There are so many to choose from! Follow this link to see ten great Illinois trails.
How do road diets work?
A road diet is a great way for cities to reclaim some of the street space they’ve dedicated to cars—generally preserving traffic flows while improving safety and expanding mobility to other modes. But road diets come in many flavors. Urban planner and Walkable City author Jeff Speck, in collaboration with graphic artist Spencer Boomhower, depicts four types of street diets in a new video series.

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