has long been the source of much derision. People laughed that the cars were never used except by Blue Indy employees occasionally moving them around. Even my most ardent tree-hugging friends thought the program was idiotic. For people wanting to make a quick trip to visit a government office or downtown merchant, the scores of spots taken up by Blue Indy around the CCB meant they have to park in an expensive parking garage or park several blocks away at a meter and walk. Needless to say, this experience was much worse during the winter. It did not help my mood that during those long cold walks I passed by numerous Blue Indy cars taking up much closer metered
"We continue to be mindful that the best solution may look different on a station by station or on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis," Mayor Joe Hogsett said Wednesday. "One size does not necessarily fit all."
It's not that none of these BlueIndy parking spaces will revert back to the parking spaces that existed before BlueIndy — some might," Hogsett said. "But to simply suggest that the best policy and the best use of these spaces ought to be just go back to where we were before BlueIndy I think is not taking advantage of an enormously exciting opportunity."
It could well be the Hogsett administration's deeds will not match its rhetoric when all is said or done. But at least its good to at least finally hear the words.