“One of the busiest urban greenways in the nation”
No matter the weather, someone is enjoying the Monon Trail during the day. In 2005, the Monon Trail was used more than 1.2 million times, making this urban greenway perhaps one of the busiest in the nation. Originally built in 1847, the rail-trail pioneered in Indiana an already nation-wide vision: converting railways to greenways for recreation and commuter use. The Monon links commercial districts, schools, parks, the state fairgrounds and a dozen residential neighborhoods. The Monon Trail – completed in 2003 – measurers approximately 10.4 miles from 10th Street to 96th Street, where it connects with the 5.2-mile Monon Greenway in Carmel. It also has direct connections to the Fall Creek Greenway and the Central Canal Towpath, which leads to the White River Wapahani Trail to form a trail network that reaches to the west side of the downtown district.
The trail is attractive and well designed, with an astonishing practicality as an urban transportation corridor. The trail stitches together neighborhoods, recreational facilities, cultural centers and schools between Indianapolis and the northern suburb of Westfield.
Trail end points: E. 10th Street at Lewis Street (Indianapolis) to 191st Street (Westfield)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
Trail map and guide available at: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/PDF/Mononguide.pdf
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