Connecting Communities

2016 Connecting Communities Planning Grant

Connecting Communities Planning Grant applications are now available. Please note that legislation is required of all applications, due May 27, 2016.

Application

Sample Legislation

Planning Grant Applications should further the following Connecting Communities principles:

  • Increase alternative transportation options to connect people and places
  • Promote Complete Street principles to create vibrant and safe places for all users
  • Leverage transportation projects to develop places which support alternative transportation and complete streets through land use and design

Please send an electronic copy to Heather Reidl and mail or hand deliver a hard copy to AMATS, RE: Planning Grant, 806 CitiCenter, 146 S. High St., Akron, OH 44308.

A Guide to Integrating Land Use and Transportation

The purpose of Connecting Communities – A Guide to Integrating Land Use and Transportation is to promote a region that balances environmental, social and economic concerns by improving coordination between land use and transportation. Connecting Communities utilizes a regional planning process to explore strategies to increase transportation choices and accessibility, help communities make collaborative, informed decisions to coordinate development, reduce environmental impacts and improve regional connectivity.

The intent of this initiative is to create more vibrant livable communities though coordinating resources, partners and stakeholders to integrate transportation and land use planning and decisions in the greater Akron area. It looks at how transportation funding, project selection and planning can better complement land use planning that encourages investment and revitalization of established neighborhoods and regional collaboration.

Connecting Communities – Executive Summary

Connecting Communities Initiative – A Guide to Integrating Land Use and Transportation

For additional information or questions contact Krista Beniston at 330-375-2436 or email her at kbeniston@akronohio.gov.

Check out the Northside Connections Study, which recommends pedestrian safety improvements to the MLK/Howard Street/Main Street intersection.

Barberton

Montrose

Boston Heights

Village of Boston Heights Final Report

Ravenna

Ravenna SALT (Safe Alternatives, Less Traffic) Study

Akron-Metro RTA

Akron-Metro RTA Final Report

Richfield

Village of Richfield Crossroads of Commerce and Community