Photos: 7-Line official opening (Nov. 17, 2021)

View looking south from the top of the parking garage at 7th & Walnut.

Late Wednesday morning, a ribbon-cutting was held for Bloomington’s new 7-Line, which is a separated two-way bicycle lane that runs along the south side of 7th Street.

The new path runs three-quarters of a mile—eastward from the north-south B-Line Trail around Morton Street, to the Indiana University campus.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the western end of the new bicycle lane.

According to the city’s news release, remarks were to be delivered by Bloomington mayor John Hamilton. Also scheduled to give remarks were: Siân Mooney, who is the dean of the Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Jeanne Smith, who is owner of Bikesmiths: and Beth Rosenbarger, Bloomington’s planning services manager.

Around a dozen cyclists took a post-ribbon-cutting ride eastward along the 7-Line. That ride was documented by The B Square from the top of the parking garage at Walnut and 7th Street. Continue reading “Photos: 7-Line official opening (Nov. 17, 2021)”