SIloam Springs

BikeNWA is partnering with the City of Siloam Springs and LaneShift to implement a pilot project consisting of a Neighborhood Greenway that connects downtown Siloam Springs to the Dogwood Springs Walking Path west of South Carl Street.

 

Overall Goals

  • Reduce cut-through traffic using speed humps and tables

  • Provide safer connection for people riding bikes and walking

  • Reduce auto speeds using chicanes and speed humps/tables

  • Help people walking cross the street via marking of crosswalks

  • Guide people on the route using markings on the pavement & signage

  • Provide more "eyes on the street" by encouraging walking and biking to create a safer neighborhood

Timeline

The installation will occur November 5-9, 2018 and we invite you to come out and volunteer to create a safer street.The pilot will be utilizing existing roadway for 12 months to gain insight on the effect of the neighborhood greenway with little to no cost to the city. After 12 months the city will evaluate the project and determine its permanency.

Installation

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. The planned installation date for each city is as follows.

Siloam Springs: November 5 – November 9 (subject to change)

Project Overview

Pilot projects are a “test before you invest” approach to delivering low-budget, sitespecific, rapid-turnaround, and community guided solutions for creating safer connections between key destinations. A neighborhood greenway is a residential street with low volumes of auto traffic and low speeds where bicycles and pedestrians are given priority. To achieve this, several types of materials are used including shared-lane markings, or “sharrows, signage, chicanes, and speed humps/tables. Neighborhood Greenway are in use across the United States. Slowing the speeds of automobiles is important! When a person is hit by a car traveling 40mph there is a 31% chance that he/she will be killed. If the car is traveling 15mph then this drops to 4%.