The Northwest Arkansas Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan will create a network of walkable paths to the East and West of the greenway. Planner Steve Bzomowski, with ALTA Planning and Design, says the trail system will be a recreational draw, but it will also serve utilitarian purposes. providing safe routes to places people want to be, like shopping destinations and employment centers.
"The education, the outreach is going to be a big part of this plan too," he says. "We'll be getting people aware of what's out there, with the multiple benefits that each community can kind of capitalize on, and how it ties into different things, economy, environment, health."
Planners are out in the community, checking out existing trails and looking for public input to make the system stronger.
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