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New connections thanks to iTowpath to Akron Zoo

by Ruth Kaser for NE Ohio Tidbits for Cyclers

From the Ohio & Erie Canalway website

“Towpath Trail users can now take a walk (or bicycle ride) on the wild side with a newly installed connector between the trail and the Akron Zoo. The connector was implemented as part of iTowpath, a project funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in early 2015 to enhance the Towpath Trail through Akron.

Clearly marked with signage, the connection will take trail users off of the Towpath Trail at Bartges Street and down to Raymond Street. After traveling north on Raymond and turning right on Euclid Avenue, visitors will reach the entrance to the Akron Zoo. The connection is about one mile in length.

Signage also points users back to the Towpath Trail after their visit. The signage was installed by the city of Akron in early October. In addition to signage, animal prints were painted at different points along the connection, pointing in the direction of the Akron Zoo. The City of Akron also installed a median on Bartges Street to assist walkers and bicyclists in safely crossing the road.”

iTowpath maps are available online and at RD Bike Shop!

iTowpath Wolf Prints

iTowpath Wolf Prints

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