Much of the project is made possible by a $10,000 grant given by Bikes Belong, a national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers. The project is one of eight others that received a Spring 2012 Community Grant from Bikes Belong. The grants were awarded based on support of innovative bicycle projects and studies.
The five neighborhoods involved in the project are: Near East, Southeast, West Indy, Near West and Crooked Creek. Each of these areas includes several individual neighborhoods in need of a better bicycle infrastructure.
The infrastructure planning must be completed by the end of the year, but the actual building will take years to finish, according to Kevin Whited, INDYCOG's executive director. Discussions are already started in the Near East and Southeast. Near East is the farthest along with initial talks starting last winter. In fact, Whited said, it was those discussions that inspired to apply for the Bikes Belong grant application.
For more info read NUVO's full story on the grant and project.