The proposed Rubber City Heritage Trail spans 6 miles through Akron, linking several neighborhoods and historic tire and rubber companies between the City’s East and South Ends via an abandoned railway which is largely owned by the City of Akron. The trail will begin near former Goodyear campus on Market Street in Middlebury, extending toward the University of Akron campus and moving southeast to connect with the Towpath Trail in Kenmore along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Weaving it's way through several Akron neighborhoods, the Rubber City Heritage Trail is an exciting project which will offer Akron residents a unique, new way to commute around the city.
In the fall of 2017, several rounds of community meetings were held for Akron community members to weigh-in on plans for the proposed Rubber City Heritage Trail. Attendees provided valuable feedback on planning aspects such as the route, lighting and design, and community outreach. If you are intersted in getting involved with this project or would like to give feedback, please submit a response via our online comment box.