Jason Segedy

Jason Segedy

Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Greater Akron. My responsiblities include developing a regional transportation plan; overseeing the expenditure of federal transportation funds; and coordinating transportation improvements and regional planning initiatives with federal, state, and local elected officials.

I'm also a resident of Akron's Wallhaven neighborhood and a huge proponent of both my hometown (Akron) and this entire region.

My Recent Activity

Give us your questions (or answers) about Issue 2/SB5

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Dan, I just read your blog post on this topic. It was the first time that I had ever actually...

Dan Moulthrop

Forget for a second that the entire state has been thinking about Senate Bill 5, which is now Issue 2, for the last six months or so, and forget for a second that so many of the people you know have already made up their... Continue reading

Give us your questions (or answers) about Issue 2/SB5

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: This is a question, not so much about the specifics of SB 5/Issue 2, as it is about moving...

Dan Moulthrop

Forget for a second that the entire state has been thinking about Senate Bill 5, which is now Issue 2, for the last six months or so, and forget for a second that so many of the people you know have already made up their... Continue reading

For the love of Akron

I responded to Ryan Noles: Great minds think alike. I have spent a lot of time at Larry's over the years. I live within a...

Ryan Noles

I only ever had the Square Skillet once, it was a little intimidating. Ever go to Larry's?

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to Tara Sturm: "What will make a community livable is addressing the needs of those living in it." So very...

Tara Sturm

I would pretty much agree with all of those qualities that you listed in a general context. I tend to believe that higher density areas with access to alternate transportation options, mixed use development, and employment... Continue reading

For the love of Akron

I responded to Tara Sturm: Great points! And Mr. Zub's rocks!

Tara Sturm

I'm sad that I missed this event, but am so happy to see that it actually occurred! It's amazing to see you all connecting with the masses to come up with more creative and communal approaches to the issues of the city. ... Continue reading

For the love of Akron

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Awesome job on the photos! It is nice to see the level of civic pride that is out there in this...

Mike Shafarenko

The Civic Commons team took this exercise to the streets on Saturday, August 13th. We attended the UPA's Arts Fair and Food Fest at Grace Park and we asked some 250 people what they love about Akron. Here's what they said:... Continue reading

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to What are Sustainable Communities?: There has to be a place in our economy for the traditional blue collar worker that originally...

For the love of Akron

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: One other thing that I love about Akron: The fact that we call the strip of grass between the...

Mike Shafarenko

Post a comment on what you love about Akron!

For the love of Akron

I responded to Ryan Noles: It was a great place to hang out, wasn't it? Good food, character, and character(s). I'm a...

Ryan Noles

man I miss Dodie's, my friends and I used to hang out there at least twice a week

For the love of Akron

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: To name a few: Thursday's Lounge; The Matinee; Luigi's; Swenson's; Emidio's; DeVitis' Italian...

Mike Shafarenko

Post a comment on what you love about Akron!