Indiana to double rails-trails network

A purchase of more than 150 miles of abandoned rail line will nearly double Indiana's network of rail-trail corridors in the state, Gov. Full Story
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Since: May 07

Indianapolis

#105 Dec 5, 2007
Deadeye wrote:
The Kal-Haven trail in Michigan is very nice, a raised railroad right of way with pea gravel surface. This couldn't have been terribly expensive, since all that was required, beyond removing ties, was grading and applying rock. The trail runs from New Haven to Kalamazoo. I recommend starting at New Haven.
Hoosiers will need to show a passport and proof of innoculations, upon request.
Kal-Haven is great. The state acquired it then turned over to the counties. It has turned out to be a tourist attraction,albiet for weird tourist like me whose idea of fun is to work up a sweat and burn calories.
JustMe

Carmel, IN

#106 Dec 5, 2007
Hey, don't people get that federal and charitable grants pay for such things as trails. The state just is just helping facilitate it. CIBA (Central Indiana Bicycling Association) along with its affiliate Rails to Trails organization was responsible for getting the Monon created. And, the money all the fat people cause to be spent on health issues is far more than is being spent on this project.
Clarity wrote:
Wait a minute. Locally, we're broke and threatening people's homes because spending is out of control. So much so that he wants to get rid of some government people and put others on a spending diet.
Now, he wants to buy abandoned rail property so he can provide trails within 15 minutes of every hoosier? Oh, wait -- he'll GIVE the land to the locals so they can see his plan though.
Welcome to the city of Indiana. Put the power in his hands and he'll provide for you what you need according to his standards.
Next campaign will be from each according to his ability to each according to his need. Familiar?
FTD

Avon, IN

#107 Dec 5, 2007
Thomas Paine wrote:
<quoted text>Just wait until someone tries to put tracks on the Monon. You'll have a Carmel vs. Indiana civil war!
The time may come.
Mr Obvious

Fortville, IN

#108 Dec 5, 2007
Actually, It is more likely that future transit will find it easier to locate in those corridors since they will already public right-of-way and in most cases will share the corridor with greenway trails. Granted new construction is a cost that will be added to any new project, but greenways are doing thier part to clean up the corridors and act placeholders for future transportation needs. All necessary things.
MrRightNow wrote:
I have mixed feelings: yes, this is a great development for walkers, bikers, roller-bladers, etc. It is very important that we Hoosiers have every opportunity to get off our a$$e$ and get in shape. However, what will we do when we need the corridors in the future for high-speed rail when it becomes too expensive to drive everywhere we want to go. Similar to the provision of cheap agriculture land to developers so they can build out our suburbs (exburbs), when in all liklihood we will need that farmland in the future to feed us.
is the leadership in this state even considering future alternative uses, or are they simply making decisions that make them look good in the interim? hmmmm....
wow

Indianapolis, IN

#109 Dec 10, 2007
idunno wrote:
More places for the thugs to wait to jump out of the bushes. I live in Broad Ripple, 2 blocks from the monon and I wont go near it. Snaps to that, spend all those tax dollars just to increase crime. Mitch should go the way of Bart. It's time to re-evaluate our whole government structure. Break it down to its bare bones and rebuild. They're so confused now they dont know what's going on
WHAT!?!? You're actually afraid of the Monon? God, it must be horrible to live in a delusionary world where the entire world is out to get you. LMAO!!!

Since: Aug 08

LaGrange, IN

#110 Jan 10, 2010
Great Idea! I look forward to checking these trails out.

Since: Aug 08

LaGrange, IN

#111 Jan 10, 2010
Government is Force wrote:
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Yes, building trails to walk on is going backwards.
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Then let the people that find value in it pay for it.
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If you favor the redistribution of wealth for something as unnecessary as this you are no conservative.
If thinking like you makes me a conn-servative, I don't wanna be one!
Pay your taxes for the good of all people, not just your greedy selfish ars!

Since: Aug 08

LaGrange, IN

#112 Jan 10, 2010
Government is Force wrote:
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That's still my money being stolen for your benefit.
Your money? Is your picture on it?
Indiana must be the only state where religious conservatives are willing to fight to death over a dollar,lol!

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