In Indianapolis quality of life means clean air and clean water. It means providing residents with transportation options and easy access to jobs and services. It means making available parks, greenspaces and urban gardens close to where residents live and work. Quality of life means connecting our people with their community, and the better the quality of life the better the citizens feel about the City.
While quality of life can mean a variety of things to different people, we know that increasing mobility by giving people easy access to public transportation, bike lanes and pedestrian routes will reduce our citizen’s use of oil and energy dependence, improve air quality, increase commuting efficiency and benefit public health. In addition to these benefits, maintaining and improving quality of life is critical to economic development and vitality; it attracts a talented workforce that will help Indianapolis remain competitive nationally.