Yesterday, Indianapolis leaders announced an expansion of the popular Pacers bikeshare system.
Planned to double both the number of bikes and stations, access to the program will be brought to underserved neighborhoods north and south of downtown, from Garfield Park to Broad Ripple — bridging the mobility gap between the CBD and commercial nodes.
In culmination with the imminent construction of the Red Line BRT, Indianapolis seems poised to greatly improve urban mobility for its citizens — as bikeshare helps to solve the last-mile problem of accessing transit, improved accessibility will bode well for creating and sustaining the Red Line’s future success.
With more mobility options for transit, Indianapolis finds itself positioned for improving quality of life for its citizens. This is important in a city where 1 out of 5 lives in poverty.