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City wants to hear from you: What to do with the former Blue Indy charging sites?

Abandoned stations are all over city
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Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 17:57:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Blue Indy didn't work out as planned. The car-sharing service was abandoned by the city.

But much of the infrastructure is still in place and the city wants to hear public comment ideas on future uses. A so-called "public engagement effort" called "Reimagining The Curb" was launched Wednesday

The idea is for residents to weigh in on suggestions made this summer for the reuse of the underground power connections that went to the charging stations for the Blue Indy cars.

Soon, posters will be placed at the Blue Indy sites encouraging you to vote by text. After the voting is done, the city expects to work out plans for future uses at each site by early next year.

"This engagement is an opportunity for neighborhoods to provide direct input on sustainable reuse that improves quality of life," said Mayor Joe Hogsett. "I encourage all residents to participate and shape the future of these sites."

The public engagement process was first announced last month, when the city said it would not exercise its option to purchase the electric vehicle charging stations utilized by the former car share service.