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Can Bikes and Cars Co-Exist in Akron?

Can Bikes and Cars Co-Exist in Akron?

The city of Akron has taken a measured approach to phasing in a network of bike lanes, including reversible, low-risk experiments in altering street layouts. Can this piece-by-piece approach help nurture a cycling culture?

Remaking Akron's Main Street

Remaking Akron's Main Street

Akron, Ohio’s Main Street Corridor project will produce a safer and more attractive street, with more space for people, activities and public art. But this dramatic, expensive overhaul is not an end in itself. If it’s going to deliver on its promises, it must be viewed as a beginning.

Pick a focus. Get to work.

Pick a focus. Get to work.

How can city governments and neighborhood groups work together effectively to make their town stronger?

Renewal: Getting From Here to There

Renewal: Getting From Here to There

Our neighborhoods won't be revived with a giant infusion of cash. Rather, we have to take small steps over time to truly build economically prosperous cities.

How did we get here, anyway?

How did we get here, anyway?

Why are our cities so spread out, struggling to pay their basic maintenance bills? A look at our history can tell us a lot.

The Great Gamble

The Great Gamble

Once the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron, Ohio is rebuilding its economy to focus on small local businesses rather than risky, large-scale gambles.