Cultural Trail finds its 'Marbles'

A local artist has been chosen to create a giant game of marbles on an eastern portion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a planned 7.5-mile bicycle and pedestrian path that will connect the city's Downtown ... Full Story
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erin

Kansas City, MO

#22 Apr 25, 2007
Cannot wait for this trail. I have been hoping for something similar since I moved down to the near southside. Now I'll be able to pick up the trail in Fountain Square and can ride all the way to the northside without having to fight the cars on city streets. Fab!
Money Talks

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Apr 25, 2007
I wonder how much is allocated for these "Marbles" vs. how much Ms. Kennerk's rich Daddy gave to the Cultural Trail project. Nepotism is alive and well in Indianapolis art community.
Go Bart Go

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Apr 26, 2007
Jennifer wrote:
I agree that a stadium is a huge waste of our taxes - that money would be better allocated to education, fighting homelessness and other key issues.
BUT there is a major difference that you are obviously not recognizing: FUNDING FOR THE CULTURAL TRAIL IS NOT COMING FROM YOUR TAXES.
From The Indianapolis Star: "The estimated cost for the trail is $50 million. Two-thirds of that has been raised, and planners hope to get the rest from foundations, corporations and private donors."
If you were to review the list of donors you would see a list of people and organizations who support Indianapolis in a variety of ways and for a vast number of causes.
The cultural trail is designed for everyone. By widening the sidewalks we are making our city more pedestrian-friendly. We are encouraging a healthy way of living - by riding bicycles to work or for fun, walking around town and simply being outside. Losing parking spaces or a traffic lane is a little sacrifice for a much greater service to the city.
We must begin to prioritize the health of our cities and this is only one little thing that is being done.
The cultural trail is a walkable and livable is a great thing.
If you want to make a difference in the areas you have mentioned (which do need our help - homelessness, education, there are too many to list) there are a lot of organizations in Indianapolis that do good work and would love your time or money.
Oops Jennifer, Looks like they finally fessed up to 33% coming from tax money.
Born Right the First Time

United States

#25 Apr 28, 2007
go bart go, what are you talking about? 33% coming from the city just because they have only raised 2/3 of the money needed. The trail wont be finished for a couple of years and s being built in phases...they have time to raise the rest of the money. Your theory is weak.

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