Oppose renaming Michigan Road

We, the undersigned, believe the name and legacy of Michigan Road carries with it great historical significance for Indianapolis and its residents. In fact, this road\'s creation nearly 175 years ago, linking Michigan City in the north and Madison in the south, represents an important milestone in Indiana\'s first years as a state. Together with The National Road (what is now US-40 and known as Washington Street in Indianapolis), Michigan Road represents the legacy and tireless work of this state\'s forefathers to link together the earliest settlers of our city and state. The Michigan Road moniker should also be recognized and remembered for the important role it played as a crucial link in the Underground Railroad. In summary, we do not support the extension of Martin Luther King Street, but most importantly, we do not support renaming and forever losing Michigan Road\'s special place in this city\'s rich history.

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The citizens of Indianapolis

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    Alexis Ferrell, United States

    7 years ago
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    Alan McConnell, United States

    7 years ago Comments: Dr. King deserves better. Consider that Meridian is the economic and geographic center of Indianapolis. Many more times, Meridian is used as a reference for directions. It enters the Circle, Indy's heartland. The property values are higher, it is home to many of the city's most beautiful homes and parks. Why name a jerk-weed road after such a great historical figure. If you want to honor the man... HONOR THE MAN! Rename MERIDIAN!!!
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    Sheila Jared, United States

    8 years ago Comments: I live near the Pyramids, and I can only imagine the confusion and the problems giving directions to folks to my home. Think of all the businesses along Michigan Road as well, the money they will loose in having to reprint business cards, signs, ads, etc. I can understand honoring Dr. King, but our city has already done that with the existing road.
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