This weekend, residents can get a street-level view of Akron’s many neighborhoods through Jane’s Walk Akron, a series of citizen-led neighborhood walking tours in the Greater Akron area, presented by the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS).
Between Friday, May 4 and Sunday, May 6, more than 10 walks will take place in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, and Barberton. Residents are invited to host or join a walk focused on a specific neighborhood or location.
Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are an international, annually held series of walks that work to cultivate a broad understanding of how cities develop, function and thrive. Jane’s Walk works to advance walkable neighborhoods, increase urban literacy and promote neighborhood cohesion, civic engagement and leadership.
Visit “Janes Walk Akron” on Facebook to see the full list of the walks, including exact dates, times, locations, and themes. There will be an AMATS public meeting at the Downtown Akron Main Library on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the walks. For info, email [email protected].