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August 30, 2011
Petition to extend the Monon Trail hours.
           
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If you support INDYCOG's belief that the Monon should be open for nighttime use, please complete this online petition. The Monon is used for commuting and INDYCOG feels that by extending the hours of use, more bicyclists will: 1. Use the trail to commute to work, 2. Use the new bicycle commuter facility located downtown, 3. Make the trail safer by increasing the users & therefore having more "eyes on the street". While we (bicyclists) would like to see lights installed on the trail, we don't feel that it is necessary at this time because per state & local law, all bicycles should be equipped with lights. We also feel that using the Monon no matter what time of day or night increases our overall safety by decreasing the probability of being involved in a crash with a motor vehicle or the victim of a violent crime while using adjacent roadways.

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19 COMMENTS
The monon trail hours will be a very helpful one in reducing the probability of cyclists to become the victim of a violent crime while riding in adjacent roadways. This petition will make sure to help them very efficiently by making sure that authorities will extend the trail hours.
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The monon trail hours will be a very helpful one in reducing the probability of cyclists to become the victim of a violent crime while riding in adjacent roadways. This petition will make sure to help them very efficiently by making sure that authorities will extend the trail hours.
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From this post, I came to know that Monon is helpful to cyclists to reduce the probability to become the victim of a violent crime while riding in adjacent roadways. I think the authorities will take necessary measures to extend the monon trail hours.
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I agree that the hours of the Monon should be opened up to 24/7, and that it will end up being safer with more use. I regularly commute on the Monon - helping the environment. Installing lights is not be necessary.
Bruce P September 14, 2011
I have always had mixed emotions about the Monon as a commuting travel path. I have always thought that the easiest way to handle it would be to require fee if traveling by dark, to ensure that safety patrols are covered by some sort of income. I use the Monon on a pretty regular basis for work, but even now I ride on College in the early morning. Think the hardest part is the dusk to dawn to rather vague, and since the federal government seems to move daylight saving time every year (on the behest of the retail lobbyist)that fall and winter would at least have specific hours applied to use of the Monon.
Patrick Bowers September 13, 2011
As a commuter it would certainly make things easier to have the ability to use the Monon for getting to and from work regardless of what shift I am working. As it is I usually end up dealing with 82nd street in Castleton if I can't use the Monon to get down to 75th. Since I just got clipped by a car on Westfield Blvd I am more than hesitant to ever ride on that road again.
Heather September 13, 2011
I agree that this should be reclassified as a transportation corridor.
Dara Spencer September 12, 2011
Even with bike-mounted lights, the trails should be consistently-lit at night before allowing 24hr use - both for walker/runner/cyclist safety and to dissuade crime.
GD September 12, 2011

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