Here’s one of those strange holidays you’ve probably never heard of before — Transportation Demand Management Week, which we just so happen to be in the middle of (it concludes on Friday, Sept. 22).
Transportation demand management, in simple terms, refers to increasing the options that people have for getting around their city. These can include walking, biking, taking the bus, and even carpooling.
In some cities, the infrastructure to support these options is pretty robust, but in others, there’s a lot of progress yet to be made.
Indianapolis seems to be one of the latter. A 2019 WalletHub study ranked Indy’s public transportation options dead last out of 100 major US cities. It’s worth noting that this was prior to the opening of the Red Line and other improvements, but still — yikes.
We can let city officials know we’re hungry for better transportation options, less traffic congestion, and improved air quality around our city by getting in touch with INDOT.