Reconnecting to Our Waterways

  • Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Website
www.ourwaterways.org

Primary Contact
Corrie Meyer
Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

Reconnecting to Our Waterways, or ROW, is an initiative that exists to reclaim the benefits of Indianapolis’ waterways; to provide opportunities for physical, human, and economic development. It’s about helping neighbors strengthen waterways, and in turn, helping waterways strengthen neighborhoods.

Actions

Reconnecting to Our Waterways is working on the following actions:

Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Create a local artist database for each ROW focus waterway area

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2016

Progress

75%

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Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Increase and improve the pedestrian and bike network by 600 blocks within 3 miles of ROW focus waterways

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

8%

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Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Promote 55 acres of waterway corridor restoration on public and private lands in ROW focus areas

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

14%

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Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Promote water quality through pollution prevention via creation and implementation of toolkits and information dashboards for key stakeholders

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

20%

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In the process of developing tool kits and collecting data to display on a dashboard, when it is available.
Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Increase residential, commercial, and real property tax base by 10% within 1/2-mile of ROW focus waterways

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

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Waiting on 2016 data
Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Assess, remediate, and/or redevelop 70,000 square feet of industrial/brownfield land within 1/2-mile of ROW focus waterways

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

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Waiting on 2016 data
Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Install educational signage at all large and medium scale cultural destinations within 1/2-mile of a ROW waterway to promote stewardship, the value, importance and/or history of the waterway

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

33%

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Health

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Increase community awareness of environmental health issues around the waterways through educational installations and/ or programming along the waterways and/or destination location

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

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Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Incorporate and maintain Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) features at ROW destination location and along the waterways

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

17%

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Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Make Indianapolis waterways a community asset that provide cultural, economic, and educational opportunities focused at key destinations

Action

Create a system-wide, 5-yr master plan to coordinate all efforts on all waterways

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

90%

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