Take a survey about taking the bus

From Betsy Kachmar of Citilink: The City of Fort Wayne, Citilink, Countilink, and the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council have partnered in the development of a Bus Fort Wayne Plan. The Bus Fort Wayne Plan is a 10-year plan that will lay the foundation for establishing public transit (Citilink and Countilink) as a preferred transportation […]

Shoaff: When building roads, worry about the people who live there

Councilman John Shoaff identified what may be the central reason the city of Fort Wayne hits opposition when it proposes a street widening project. Shoaff has been a strong opponent of the city’s plan to widen State Boulevard through the¬†Brookview-Irvington Park neighborhood, from Clinton Street to Wells Street. And during Tuesday’s common council meeting, Shoaff […]

Recommended reading on State Boulevard widening

I’m way late commenting on this story, since it ran in the April 1 Journal Gazette. But “State of State Boulevard” by Stacey Stumpf is an excellent read on the city’s plan to widen and straighten State Boulevard west of Clinton Street. It’s excellent because it clearly presents the city’s case for the construction and […]

The roads that hate pedestrians by design

More poor people are moving into the suburbs, which means more pedestrians in neighborhoods which were built with only cars in mind. This report examines the many obstacles to making multi-lane roads safer for pedestrians. What roads around Fort Wayne have similar problems? Update: Here’s my 2008 post on a dangerous crossing on North Clinton […]