City of Fishers

Letter from Mayor Fadness

Dear Residents and Business Owners,

Today, I joined our Hamilton County Commissioners and Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear to announce a proposal to convert 9.2 miles of the Nickel Plate Rail to a 14-foot wide paved pedestrian trail, connecting Noblesville and Fishers from 96th Street up to Pleasant Street. The Nickel Plate Trail goes through the heart of our downtown Nickel Plate District and would connect to other area amenities, including near Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and Cheeney Creek Natural Area.

Whether walking, biking, running or roller-blading, the Nickel Plate Trail opens up new opportunities for families and individuals to enjoy the outside and experience our community as never before.

The proposal we announced today is the first step in the process. Now, we want to hear from you, our residents and businesses. I encourage you to learn more about the proposal at www.NickelPlateTrail.com.

Please join city and county officials at the following Nickel Plate Trail listening sessions to learn more and to share your thoughts.

  • Tuesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Fishers City Hall Auditorium
    1 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN 46037
  • Thursday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Noblesville City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    16 S 10th St, Noblesville, IN 46060

Additionally, staff are available to meet with neighborhoods and businesses one-on-one. To provide comments, ask questions or to request a meeting with staff, please email NPT@fishers.in.us.

Our team looks forward to working with you during the process. Together we can ensure the future of this corridor is vibrant and viable for generations to come.

Yours in service,

Scott Fadness, Mayor
City of Fishers