In a 11th hour decision BuleIndy decided they were not interested in putting a station in Wildwood.
It all started with a sign that was put up on Oakwood Trail saying that they were interested in putting a station in Wildwood. The Board of Directors were not interested in having a station in Wildwood for the following reasons;
1.)Wildwood does not allow commercial businesses in our neighborhood
2.)The yard nearby in which they want to put it is where children play ball
3.)This is a high accident area. A car was hit 5 times over the past 20 years parked in that spot
4.)We have enough problems with cars and parking
5.)We get nothing out of it
6.)Residents close to the site don’t want to look out of their living room window to stare at BlueIndy cars. Neighbors who will be right in front of the station say it will ruin their view.
7.)After they put up all the electrical outlets for the cars, it will make mowing and snow plowing much more challenging and probably more costly. It is very likely that our mowing vendors will raise their prices because of this. Our snow plowing may make it impossible for the cars to get out.
8.)It will make bigger traffic jams during school bus hours.
9.)It will attract Wildwood outsiders into our neighborhood
10.)It will reduce property values in our neighborhood.
11.)About 40 percent of the traffic that uses Oakwood Trail is shortcut traffic from Coffman to Georgetown Rd. We don’t need more traffic.
12.)The Board does not think that Wildwood would contribute to BlueIndy rentals. Most residents here have their own cars.
This list was given to Susan Blair, President of Pike Township Residents Association, Janice McHenry, City Counselor for part of Pike Township, Joe Simpson, City Counselor for the area of Wildwood north of Oakwood Trail and Monroe Gray, City Counselor for the area of Wildwood south of Oakwood Trail.
Joe Simpson suggested that we invite BlueIndy to our Board meeting. We invited BlueIndy to our Board meeting and they accepted. The day before our meeting an email was sent to the Board saying that BlueIndy had changed their mind and would not be putting a station in Wildwood.
The Board’s work paid off.