City of Bloomington Unveils 2024 Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Greenway Projects for Sustainable Connectivity

Bloomington, Ind.– In an official announcement today, the City of Bloomington revealed its 2024 Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Greenway projects. The initiative, driven by the Planning & Transportation Department, aims to promote sustainable connectivity and prioritize pedestrian and cyclist safety.


Recently constructed neighborhood greenway infrastructure along the W. Allen St. Neighborhood Greenway.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2024

For more information, please contact:

Hank Duncan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Planning and Transportation

[email protected] or 812-349-3529

Angela Van Rooy, Interim Communications Director, Office of the Mayor

[email protected] or 812-349-3505

CITY OF BLOOMINGTON ANNOUNCES 2024 

TRAFFIC CALMING AND NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAY PROJECTS PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIVITY

Bloomington, Ind.– The City for Bloomington is pleased to announce its 2024 Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Greenway projects. Neighborhood greenways are designed to enhance walking and bicycling connections by creating low-speed, low-volume, shared-space streets that prioritize the safety and comfort of pedestrians and cyclists.

Prioritized by the Planning & Transportation Department, the following projects will go through a public outreach and design phase this coming spring and summer. 

  1. E Longview Ave Neighborhood Greenway

Beginning on N Pete Ellis Dr and spanning through the Park Ridge Neighborhood along E Longview Ave and E Morningside Dr, this project area will end at N Smith Rd. This connector will serve as the final link on City streets for the 7-Line route, facilitating easier access from the east side of Bloomington to downtown. Additionally, it will enhance comfortable walking and rolling to Park Ridge Park, promoting outdoor recreation and community engagement.

First public meeting: Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30-6:30pm at Park Ridge Park shelter

Leave comments via the online Open Comment Form

Learn more on the Project webpage

  1. E Thornton/E Arden Dr Neighborhood Greenway

Beginning on S Olive St, this greenway will stretch along E Thornton Dr on to E Arden Dr and end at S High St. This initiative will complement the upcoming Hawthorne/Weatherstone Neighborhood Greenway, as with these two projects, residents will be able to walk or roll comfortably all the way from the Jackson Creek Trail onto Indiana University’s campus.

First public meeting: Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30-6:30pm

Leave comments via the online Open Comment Form

Learn more on the Project webpage

  1. W Countryside Ln and Southern Pines Traffic Calming

In conjunction with upcoming resurfacing along W Countryside Ln, S Pinehurst Dr, and S Pine Meadows Dr, the City will analyze the existing traffic calming infrastructure and determine whether any changes are needed to create calm streets for all users in these neighborhoods.

First public meeting: Wednesday, February 28 from 5:30-6:30pm at RCA Community Park shelter

Leave comments via the online Open Comment Form

Learn more on the Project webpage

The City of Bloomington invites all residents and stakeholders to participate in these public outreach initiatives to shape the future of comfortable and sustainable transportation and ensure a more connected community for all.

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