Bike lanes

Akron Removes Short-Lived Bike Lane Experiment on Exchange

Sep 27, 2018
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The City of Akron is closing the newly installed bike lane on East Exchange Street.

Engineers for the city installed the double bike lanes in early August, before University of Akron students returned to campus. The bike lanes are scheduled to be removed October 11. 

Photo of Kabell presentation
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

Akron is trying to figure out how to become a bike-friendly city. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, that means taking on the challenges of weather, hills and -- most-daunting-of-all -- drivers.

Photo of a bike at the program's announcement

Akron is getting $127,000 to plan for a grid of bicycle lanes throughout the city.

photo of Akron Main Street project

Akron now has $13 million to put toward its re-making of Main Street, thanks to a second federal grant. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia takes a looks at the planned transformation.