Car caught driving on The Monon towards pedestrians
We’re now in 2024 and yet again, the Monon is causing more controversy as drivers are still continuing to enter the area with their cars. You may have thought that this problem was left behind in 2023 but new footage shows that it looks as dangerous as ever for members of the public using the trail.
This was the case yesterday when a local news reporter named Eric Graves managed to film a truck attempting to enter the bridge in Broad Ripple before having second thoughts. Thankfully, no one was around and the vehicle eventually reversed and exited the scene.
Graves responded to this by writing: “As we were shooting our story in Broad Ripple today a truck took a left from 64th St onto the Monon and drove toward pedestrians before backing up. We’ve done stories on this. The city added bollards to multiple Monon entrances but not at 64th.”
The Monon Trail was originally a railroad line, but it was converted into a recreational trail in the 1980s. Today, it’s a beloved part of the Indianapolis landscape and a great way to explore the city and its surrounding areas.
Despite being designated car-free for pedestrian safety, the Monon Trail faced accessibility challenges in downtown Carmel last year. To address this, Indy DPW invested over $100,000 in strategically placed bollards based on safety data. However, lingering confusion persists, potentially due to inadequate signage and public awareness, or motorists ignoring existing regulations.