Statewide Trail Map 2016 (PDF, 11.3 MB)
The Greenways Foundation of Indiana recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Pathways Over Pogue’s trail group for the rehabilitation of the Nowland Avenue Bridge. Our funds were matched by the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Congratulations to all involved in the project!
In the photo, Greenways Foundation President Tom Bruns (standing, third from right) presents a $5,000 check to Pathways Over Pogues.
The Cardinal Greenway has been named to the 2018 Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame and your votes made it happen! The Hall of Fame includes about three dozen trails nationwide; Indiana’s only other inductee is the Monon Trail, named in 2009.
What a great honor for the Cardinal Greenway as it celebrates its 25th anniversay!
Interest in walkable and bikeable communities has never been higher. People want to live in places where they can walk and bike, as well as visit places they can walk and bike to. As a result, communities of all sizes and settings are investing in walking and biking infrastructure, trails and transit. In doing so, they’re improving connectivity, embracing placemaking, and ensuring safety and access for all.
The 2018 Indiana Bike & Walk Summit is an opportunity to learn from fellow Hoosiers leading such efforts, hear best practices, celebrate the progress and be inspired to help shape Indiana’s active transportation future. Leading Locally for Active Transportation will offer representatives of cities and towns throughout the state a chance to showcase their efforts and learn from others working here in Indiana and around the nation. This education and training event will help to advance access, safety, connectivity and fun for people who walk, bike and ride transit.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Greenways Foundation, the 2017 Indiana Trails Study compiles data gathered from trail users, non-users, and neighbors of eight trails in the Hoosier state. A team of researchers collected information about trail use, health factors related to trail use, and the economic impact of trails.
2017 Indiana Trails Study Summary Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)
The study was conducted by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University’s School of Public Health. The Institute, working with guidance from an advisory group, chose eight greenways from around the state.
In-depth reports for each of the eight trails are available at the Eppley Institute web site. The trails include the Erie-Lackawanna Trail (Northwest Indiana), Rivergreenway (Fort Wayne), Pumpkinvine Nature Trail (Elkhart & LaGrange Counties), Monon Trail (Indianapolis & Carmel), Cardinal Greenway (Marion to Muncie to Richmond), Nickel Plate Trail (Kokomo to Peru to Rochester), Columbus People Trail, and the B-line Trail (Bloomington).
Outstanding Public Official: Steve Morris — Director of the Division of Outdoor Recreation, IDNR (retired)
Outstanding Trail Advocate: Bill Adams
Outstanding Trail Group: Noble Trails, Kendallville
Outstanding Corporation: Fort Wayne Outfitters & Don Hall’s Catering
Outstanding Trail Project: Oak Savannah Trail Extension, Town of Griffith
Outstanding Local Government: Allen County Government
Greenways Foundation Legacy Award: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), Merrillville
Individual stories will be posted soon.