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hotbike 03-22-18 11:05 AM

$127,000 Knight grant will fund ‘bicycle grid’ plan across Akron
 
$127,000 Knight grant will fund ‘bicycle grid’ plan across Akron
https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/127000-knight-grant-will-fund-bicycle-grid-plan-across-akron

"The city is hiring a Canadian consulting firm to design a “consistent and connected bicycle grid.”

Mayor Dan Horrigan announced Wednesday a $127,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to hire Copenhagenize Design Co. of Montreal, Canada. The firm specializes in human transportation networks and has agreed to undertake a comprehensive planning strategy to connect the city’s 25 miles of existing biking paths and 16 miles more coming online soon.

The challenge for the city will be deciding which streets should carry bicyclists who travel between the city’s ...."

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https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/127000-knight-grant-will-fund-bicycle-grid-plan-across-akron

Foldy313 06-07-18 06:52 PM

a welcome change
 
Thanks for posting. I grew up in Akron and only ever rode around in neighborhoods. I'll have to take my bike next time I visit.

Matschwab 10-21-18 06:49 PM

This sounds great!


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