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Planners To Unveil New Bike, Pedestrian Plan

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Martin Vasquez, left, and Martin Romero, both with Baldwin Construction, build support walls Friday for a retaining wall on the Razorback Greenway in Springdale. This section of trail runs parallel to Spring Creek as it passes under Shiloh Street. Many new trails are being built in the city.
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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Martin Vasquez, left, and Martin Romero, both with Baldwin Construction, build support walls Friday for a retaining wall on the Razorback Greenway in Springdale. This section of trail runs parallel to Spring Creek as it passes under Shiloh Street. Many new trails are being built in the city.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Regional planners are excited to hear reaction this week to a comprehensive trail plan to promote safer biking and walking in Benton and Washington counties.

At A Glance

Active Savings

Current levels of walking and bicycling in Northwest Arkansas are estimated to create $27 million in annual benefits to the region, which conservatively describes the reduction in vehicle miles traveled caused by walking and bicycling. Benefits are actualized through improved air quality, reduced traffic congestion and crashes, and savings in maintenance, transportation and health care costs.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan

At A Glance

Share Your Thoughts

The project team for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will have three open house community workshops to unveil the draft document:

• 4-7 p.m., Today, Bentonville Public Library.

• 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Fayetteville Public Library.

• 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Siloam Springs City Hall.

Source: Staff Report

Web Watch

Master Plan

The draft of the Northwest Arkansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is available on the website of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, www.nwabikepedplan.com.

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