Good news and bad news about Carmel

MLewyn's picture

The most recent "Better! Cities and Towns" has a glowing profile of Carmel, Indiana, an Indianapolis suburb that has rebuilt its downtown.

Carmel illustrates some new urbanist successes and some of our challenges as well.  On the positive side, their downtown (or at least one address I picked out) has a Walkscore of 74: pretty impressive for a suburb of a pretty car-oriented city.  On the other hand, the town's overall Walkscore is a dreadful 27, and there is no bus service to downtown except for "rush hour only" express service.


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