Pilot projects

 

About our Protected Bike Lane Pilot Projects

A pilot project is an opportunity to plan, design and install a Temporary project with the overall goal of gathering information and testing its effectiveness and overall reception within the community. All of the materials used in the installation of the project will be temporary and can be removed at the end of the 12 month pilot period. This Pilot status will allow each City ample opportunity to gather valuable insights and information about the project that will ultimately inform the long term outcome and viability for each project.

The heart of these projects is a “test before you invest” approach, creating renderings in real time of what possible future, permanent infrastructure could look like, and what the impact may be. All three cities’ pilot projects are intended to better connect existing bicycle infrastructure, and retrofit existing roadways, to better serve those who bike for both recreation and transportation. Active Planning Design (Fayetteville) and LaneShift Mobility (Siloam Springs and Springdale) were hired to develop the design of the project, as well as the site planning, materials procurement, and implementation.

Timeline: These projects will be in place for 12 months and will be designed, planned and installed by BikeNWA, its consultant partners and three Northwest Arkansas cities: Fayetteville, Siloam Springs and Springdale. The sponsored projects were kicked off in late July 2018 with a planned completion by the end of November 2018.

Have questions or want to get involved?

  • Fayetteville/Springdale - Anya Bruhin Anya@bikenwa.org

  • Bentonville/Rogers/Siloam - Donald Butcher Donald@bikenwa.org


 

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FAYETTEVILLE

Bike  NWA is  partnering  with the City  of Fayetteville to  design and install a  safe and low-stress bicycle  connection between the Razorback  Regional Greenway (RRG) and Butterfield  Trail Elementary School. The City has recommended  improving the existing bike lanes on Rolling Hills  Drive and Appleby Drive into protected bike lanes (Rolling  Hills) and "enhanced" bike lanes (Appleby). The installation of  this pilot project will allow users from the adjacent neighborhoods  to access the school, Fiesta Square Shopping Center and the RRG. All  projects will be designed and installed within 90-120 days of kickoff and  will be in place for up to 1 year. The overall goal of these pilot projects  is to install new bicycle infrastructure, evaluate usage, perceptions, and user dynamics  along the corridors and to provide information that will inform a decision to convert the  facilities to more permanent status.

Fayetteville Route: Rolling Hills and Appleby

Installation: November 12 - November 16 (subject to change)

Volunteers and City Staff will be engaged in the installation process which will occur between 8am – 5pm during a business week. Cities are managing the traffic management plans to ensure minimal disruption to residents during the installation period.

Proposed Plan (subject to change)

Take the Pre-installation survey (english)

Install Survey (en espanol)




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SILOAM SPRINGS

BikeNWA  is partnering  with the City of  Siloam Springs to design  and install a safe and low-stress  bicycle connection from downtown Siloam  Springs to the Dogwood Springs Walking trail  located West of Carl Street, establishing a neighborhood  greenway. The installation of this project will create safe  and low-stress bicycle access between downtown Siloam Springs and  neighborhoods and schools situated to the west.

Siloam Springs Route: Carl > Harvard > Elm > Jefferson > Maxwell > end at the intersection of Maxwell and Main (next to AbilityTree)

Installation: November 13 – November 16 (subject to change)

Volunteers and City Staff will be engaged in the installation process which will occur between 8am – 5pm during a business week. Cities are managing the traffic management plans to ensure minimal disruption to residents during the installation period.

Proposed Plan (subject to change)

Resource Flyer

Take the pre-installation survey

Install Survey (en espanol)



SPRINGDALE

BikeNWA is partnering with the City of Springdale to design and install a safe and low-stress bicycle connection between the Razorback Regional Greenway (RRG) and key destinations to the West. Initial concepts have highlighted the use of protected bike lanes along Meadow St., Holcomb, and then Maple which will connect to the Murphy park campus. The installation of this project will allow users to access this facility via the RRG and the planned “Dean’s” trail. Additionally, homes and neighborhoods densely located near the western terminus of the project that upon completion will gain the ability to access the facility and enjoy safe passage to Downtown via a bicycle.

Springdale Route: Meadow > Holcomb > Maple > end at intersection of Pleasant and Maple next to the Springdale Library

Installation: Springdale: October 29 – November 2 (subject to change)

Volunteers and City Staff will be engaged in the installation process which will occur between 8am – 5pm during a business week. Cities are managing the traffic management plans to ensure minimal disruption to residents during the installation period.

Proposed Plan (subject to change)

Resource Flyer