RIDE BETTER, FEEL BETTER

As part of a six-month community engagement process, urban design team w/purpose designed and fabricated various-scaled pinwheels as a creative vehicle to spur conversation and exchange between residents, stakeholders, and the Purple Line Rapid Transit engineers. The purple pinwheel campaign was imagined by several student riders who, after researching the Purple Line website, realized that the transit improvements would emphasize three primary ideas: 1) Ride Better 2) Feel Better 3) Drive Better. The community has participated in making over 150 hand-sized pinwheels they can display at their homes to indicate their support for the Purple Line and further spark conversation with friends about the benefits of rapid transit.

This project was made possible through Indianapolis’ participation in Transportation for America’s Cultural Corridor Consortium program, which is funded by the Kresge Foundation. Additional support is provided by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), IndyGo, and LISC Indianapolis. 3CIndy is a partnership between Transit Drives Indy and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. 3CIndy is developing a culture of public transit in Indianapolis by working with artists to support the Marion County Transit Plan and connect communities’ transit needs with the agencies who can meet them.