The Indianapolis City-County Council introduced proposals Monday evening to create “no turn on red” intersections in the downtown area.
The no turn on red proposals would restrict turns on red lights at intersections that include Shadeland Avenue and 71st Street, Palmer and Meridian streets, and the area surrounded by 11th Street, Oscar Robertson Boulevard, 10th Street, White River Parkway West Drive, Interstate I-70, and Interstate I-65. The restrictions do not include state highways.
City leaders said the measure would increase pedestrian safety, after the results of a study showed downtown pedestrian-related crashes largely occurred when turning vehicles did not yield.
A proposal was introduced to direct over $3.6 million in general redevelopment and federal COVID-19 stimulus funds towards multiple initiatives, including affordable housing, eviction prevention and the expansion of a public art grant for the Indianapolis Arts Council. Part of the funding would also go to support “implementation costs” at the International Marketplace Plan and Global Village Project.
Final approval was also given for two TIF district proposals – a new district along North Meridian Street, and the expansion of the Irvington-Brookville Road allocation area.