Fayetteville to Install Protected Bike Lanes

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — The City of Fayetteville joins Springdale and Siloam Springs in installing protected bike lanes in town.

It’s part of a pilot project by Bike NWA and funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

The lanes are being installed in Fayetteville on Rolling Hills Drive and Appleby Road. Both will connect to College Avenue.

The goal of the project is to increase the level of comfort felt by cyclists in the area.

Anya Bruhin, the Washington County Program Manager for Bike NWA, said this project uses existing roadways instead of new construction like a greenway.

“It’s really difficult to include them everywhere that we want them to go.  So a solution is on street infrastructure in the tone of a protected bike lane,” Bruhin said.

The lanes will stay in place for a year to test their usage and safety.

While they’re being installed this week, be prepared for lane closures on both Rolling Hills Drive and Appleby Road.

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