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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 24, 2017. In addition, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY SPONSORS TWELFTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Interurban Trolley will sponsor its 12th annual “Can Do!” food drive beginning Monday, December 4, 2017, through Saturday, December 16, 2017, to benefit The Window in Goshen and Faith Mission of Elkhart. Containers will be placed on board each Trolley for the collection of non-perishable food... more

’Tis the Season concert to feature local artists; benefit local charities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following tradition, the sixth annual ’Tis the Season concert will feature local artists who hope to benefit local nonprofit organizations this holiday season. The concert, held at Ignition Music Garage (120 E. Washington St.) Saturday, December 2, is part of a celebration presented by the City... more

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, November 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00am

9th St. Corridor

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Feb. 28, 2017
From civil traffic engineer Leslie Biek:

Thank you for your interest in the 9th St Corridor project. We were very pleased with the number of interested parties who attended the open house. The feedback that we received were positive and suggested sidewalks on the west side and landscaping is what is desired. While we need to accommodate for bicyclists, we now feel the direction we need to head is to add sidewalk, trees, and accommodate bicyclists on the street.

Both options below allow sidewalks on the west side for the whole stretch of the project. This will still allow parking on the west side, but in areas where people are parking perpendicular to the road, they would need to park parallel, which will decrease the number of available parking spots currently being used.

“Sharrow” Option

The “Sharrow” option is the least expensive. It is to add the sidewalk and place Sharrows (which are share the road bike pavement markings) on the street to encourage bicyclists to share the roadway with vehicles. This is the only option where the biking accommodations are consistent throughout the entire length of the project. Due to right-of-way constraints, all other options presented had to switch its plan north of Jackson. This options stays the same all the way through due to the fact that it requires the smallest construction footprint. Because this option has a much lower cost than the other options, we could potentially do more landscaping.

A close up of a Sharrow pavement marking:

Bike Lane Option

This option still provides the sidewalk for the entire stretch on the west side. In this option, the road is widened to accommodate bike lanes on the roadway. Bicyclists would be able to use the bike lanes and not be impacted by vehicular traffic. Due to right-of-way constraints, we would need to switch to Sharrows from Plymouth to Purl. So most of the stretch will be bike lanes and some of the stretch will be Sharrows. There is still an impact to parking where people are parking perpendicular to the roadway and could potentially impact  a few areas where there may not be enough room for parallel parking due to the road widening. This option is double the cost of the previous option due to widening the roadway. For landscaping, we could add in street trees throughout the corridor.

College to Plymouth:

Plymouth to Purl:

Properties that are red in the above maps indicate there is a negative impact to the current available parking.

Please provide any additional comments that you have as the City prepares to make their final decision. Thank you for your participation and any feedback you wish to provide. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at lesliebiek@goshencity.com