Akron Bicycle Network Strategy

 

Year

2018

Category

Urban Planning & Design

Client

City of Akron,

Ohio, U.S.A.

Partners

8 80 Cities

Once a bustling transportation hub and the "Rubber Capital of the World", today, the City of Akron is focusing on the future of its public spaces, recreational trails, and more sustainable transportation options and economic opportunities for residents. In collaboration with 8 80 Cities, Copenhagenize Design Co. has been tasked with analysing the existing bicycle conditions and mobility opportunities in Akron and developing a bicycle network strategy for the central city.

This strategy seeks to ensure the safety of Akronites, promote the bicycle as a normal form of transportation, create protected and connected mobility options, and leverage the bicycle to spur development and the revitalization of Akron's historic streets.