As a part of BikeNWA, a series of bike infrastructure demonstration projects in Northwest Arkansas to come this month, Street Plans, the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, are leading public meetings in Bella Vista, Bentonville, and Rogers to gather input on project design and implementation. After the meetings, the three cities will be implementing low-stress bikeways at the end of the month that will allow them to physically test out ideas for bicycle trails and on-street infrastructure (like protected bike lanes, trail connections, and pavement markings). This approach will provide each city’s residents and businesses with the opportunity to experience a “rendering in real time” to evaluate new street design treatments before making substantial financial and political commitments to more permanent investments.
Top: Meeting attendees from Bella Vista, AR discuss project alternatives at the first gathering on September 28, 2016. Photo by Street Plans.
Bottom: Tony Garcia from Street Plans engages meeting attendees in a conversation about the project route in Rogers on September 29, 2016. Photo by Street Plans.