INDIANAPOLIS (April 24, 2014) – Version 2.0 of Indianapolis’ most comprehensive bike map, the Indy Ride Guide, is the first multi-modal map in the city with the addition of IndyGo bus stops and routes.
“The goal of the IndyGo – IndyCog partnership is to expand the transportation network for bicyclist and bus riders” says Kevin Whited, Executive Director of IndyCog. “It also helps riders of all levels feel comfortable knowing a bus route is nearby in case of flat tire or rain storm.”
“IndyGo is proud to sponsor the Indy Ride Guide, promoting multi-modal transit” says Mike Terry, President and CEO of IndyGo. “For version 2.0 of this map, we’ve hand-picked bus stops along bikeways, greenways and the Cultural Trail, making ‘Bike N Bus’ easier than ever before.”
The original Indy Ride Guide was released in September of 2012 and was the first of its kind for Indy. The updated version still includes an objective “bike-ability” index for all main roads to help determine street “friendliness” to bicyclists. Additionally the map features bicycle shops, bikeways, multi-use trails, parks, waterways, universities, major landmarks and now bus icons with IndyGo route numbers wherever public transit and bicycle amenities intersect.
Version 2.0 of the Indy Ride Guide will be debuted at Earth Day Indiana, Saturday, April 26 at White River State Park. The free outdoor festival takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by IndyGo’s table to pick up a copy of the new map, learn about IndyGo’s 31 fixed routes and get Endangered Species Chocolate samples. IndyGo will also have a hybrid bus, powered by Allison transmissions, at the event for people to learn how to Bike N Bus.
Beginning Monday, April 28, the Indy Ride Guide will be available online at Indycog.org and distributed to more than 60 locations around the city. For a comprehensive list, click here.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. On its 31 local service fixed routes IndyGo provided 10.2M passenger trips in 2013. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter @IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”