Anthropology

Event Title

Cycling through the Creative Cities: A Ride of Economic Stimulus or Gentrification?

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Event Website

http://butlerlibraryservices.org/urcpresentations/2_Lahey.docx

Start Date

10-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:00 AM

Description

Bike and pedestrian paths have been earning funding in revitalized neighborhoods, as walkable cities become desired once again. Do these trails offer a practical strategy for modern urban development? In my paper I discuss who the most common users of the trail are and whether the trail is used primarily for recreational or transportation purposes. For recreational use, I compare the Cultural Trail with Louisville's Mega Cavern Bike Park and discuss how each benefits its community. Finally, in my paper I further analyze the issue of urban gentrification and how biking and pedestrian trails like the Cultural Trail may be linked to gentrification.

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Apr 10th, 10:00 AM Apr 10th, 11:00 AM

Cycling through the Creative Cities: A Ride of Economic Stimulus or Gentrification?

Indianapolis, IN

Bike and pedestrian paths have been earning funding in revitalized neighborhoods, as walkable cities become desired once again. Do these trails offer a practical strategy for modern urban development? In my paper I discuss who the most common users of the trail are and whether the trail is used primarily for recreational or transportation purposes. For recreational use, I compare the Cultural Trail with Louisville's Mega Cavern Bike Park and discuss how each benefits its community. Finally, in my paper I further analyze the issue of urban gentrification and how biking and pedestrian trails like the Cultural Trail may be linked to gentrification.

http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/urc/2015/anthropology/1