Bike-N-Brainstorm

AMATS began organizing Bike-N-Brainstorm (BNB) rides as an alternative way to get feedback on on-road bike improvements in the Akron area.  Traditionally, AMATS has mainly funded off-road multi-purpose trails, but, with the 2012 Bike Plan, has shifted to promoting and funding on-road biking as well.  This will help create a system of bike infrastructure which will encourage biking for transportation as well as recreation.  A Bike-N-Brainstorm consists of a bike ride along a key corridor or area to experience what it is like to bike there, followed by a brainstorming session to discuss needs and potential improvements to encourage biking and improve safety.  It is essentially an active public meeting.

So far AMATS has held seven Bike-N-Brainstorm events.  The first was in May 2012 with the City of Akron and looked at the West Market Street Corridor.  The second was also with the City of Akron and explored the area around Downtown and the University of Akron.  The third event took place in Kent and although it was a cold, snowy day, more than 60 people came out to participate.  There was a great turnout in Green and Barberton for AMATS fourth and fifth events that took place in 2013.  In 2014, AMATS included a BNB as part of the Switching-Gears Conference and assisted with a Ward 1 community bike ride.  AMATS is currently partnering with more communities for 2015.

 

Hudson Bike-N-Brainstorm

Saturday, May 9, 2015

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Barlow Community Center – 41 S. Oviatt St.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC 
SPACE IS LIMITED
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED

As the Comprehensive Plan process is nearing completion, the City of Hudson would like to hear from you.  Join AMATS and the City of Hudson for an 8-mile bike ride around Hudson followed by a brainstorm session to discuss your ideas which will help us shape Hudson’s future.  Check out the flier for the event.

 

 

Past Bike-N-Brainstorms

 

Akron (W Market St): May 17, 2012

 

Akron (Downtown): September 6, 2012

 

Kent: April 20, 2013

 

Green: June 22, 2013

 

Barberton: September 7, 2013

 

Switching Gears Conference (in partnership with How We Roll): June 26, 2014

 

Ward 1 Akron (AMATS assisted): October 11, 2014

 

Kent Greentown: April 14, 2015

 

 

Check out photos from our events on our facebook page.